Riddles for Kids with Answers. Cap

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Riddles for kids with answers. Cap
Three scholars argued who was the cleverest of them and addressed an erudite to solve their dispute. The erudite thought it over and said: «I've got 5 caps in my bag: 2 black and 3 white. Now I put on a cap on your heads. The one who'll guess quicker what color cap is on his head is the cleverest.» The erudite put a white cap on each head. After a small pause one of the scholars exclaimed: «I've got a white cap on my head.»
How did he guess?

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The answer.

The cleverest scholar started to think from the opposite: «Let's say I've got a black cap on my head. Then I try to understand, for ex., what scholar 2 thinks. He sees a black cap on my head and supposes he has a black cap on his head, too. With this assumption scholar 2 expects that, on seeing 2 black caps scholar 3 should guess he's got a white cap on. But scholar 3 keeps silent. Then scholar 2 should guess he's got a white cap on, but he's silent too. Thus, I've got a white cap on my head, not a black one.»
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