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Puzzle Challenge: Can you guess who saw the circus?

In the puzzle given below, there are five friends and a circus. A circus has a lot of tricks but puzzles can be tricky too.

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New Delhi: Watching a circus is fun and entertaining. With joker doing the tricks and jugglers juggling, it is all like magic. In the puzzle given below, there are five friends and a circus. A circus has a lot of tricks but puzzles can be tricky too.

Listen to the story carefully and try to answer a simple yet tricky question.

Story:

5 Friends

Anand, Balu, Chandu, Dinu and Eknath are five friends. Only one of them saw the circus last week. When all of them were asked about it, they responded as stated below.

Anand said:

  1. I did not see the circus.
  2. I have not seen any circus in the past month.
  3. Dinu saw the circus.

Balu said:

  1. I did not see the circus.
  2. I passed by the circus tent.
  3. I read a review of the circus.

Chandu said:

  1. I did not see the circus.
  2. I read a review of the circus.
  3. Dinu saw the circus.

Dinu said:

  1. I did not see the circus.
  2. Eknath saw the circus.
  3. Anand said I saw it, but that is not true.

Eknath said:

  1. I did not see the circus.
  2. Balu saw the circus.
  3. I read a review of the circus.

Conditions:

Of the three statemates given by all five friends, only two are correct and one is wrong.

What do you need to answer?

Now, when you know the story and the conditions, try to answer the following question-

Who saw the circus?

watching circus

Answer:

Balu saw the circus.

Explaination:

Assume that the first statement by Anand is a lie and Anand saw the circus. This means that his third statement is also incorrect. This does not fulfill the given condition, hence Anand did not see the circus. Similarly, Chandu, Dinu and Eknath also did not see it.

Also, Anand’s third statement, Balu’s first, Chandu’s third, Dinu’s second and Eknath’s third statements are wrong.

* The puzzle is authored by Vikas Khatri (V & S Publishers).

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