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Nathan, Joshua, Michelle, and Denise were in a room where a porcelain vase was found broken. When an inquiry was conducted by the building caretaker, each made a statement.
Nathan: I did not break the vase.
Joshua: Denise did it.
Michelle: Denise lied when she said Michelle did it.
Denise: Michelle did it.
The caretaker knew that only one statement is not true and concluded that Nathan broke the vase.
Describe in complete sentences the method you use to show that the caretaker made an incorrect conclusion.
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 one year ago
Will Give Medal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nathan, Joshua, Michelle, and Denise were in a room where a porcelain vase was found broken. When an inquiry was conducted by the building caretaker, each made a statement. Nathan: I did not break the vase. Joshua: Denise did it. Michelle: Denise lied when she said Michelle did it. Denise: Michelle did it. The caretaker knew that only one statement is not true and concluded that Nathan broke the vase. Describe in complete sentences the method you use to show that the caretaker made an incorrect conclusion. Will give Medal. Anyone Please Help Me.

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wendydarling96
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well how did Michelle know that Denise blamed her? If Michelle didn't actually do it than she would have simply stated who did it instead of trying to defend herself.

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well Denise said that Michelle did it.

wendydarling96
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes but Denise spoke after Michelle did.

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Joshua said that Denise did it.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Denise did it. Simple.

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need an explanation to why Denise did it.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Because that would mean that she was the only one who told a lie, everyone else told the truth.

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@amistre64 (Moderator)

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need to make statements showing how the care taker made a wrong conclusion.

cheese01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@OpenSessame Will give you medal if you help me.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Denise's and Michelle's statements contradict each other so one of the them must be the liar. Therefore, Joshua is telling the truth. Therefore, Denise broke the vase.

OpenSessame
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Michelle and Denise are making diametrically opposed statements. Therefore, one must be correct, one must be wrong. That is the starting point. Because one of them is false and the other true, and only one statement of the four is false, we know Nathan and Joshua are making true statements. Joshua states truthfully then that Denise did it. Therefore you have shown the caretaker made an incorrect conclusion.
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