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Two Angels

You are standing in front of two gates (a left one and a right one) – one leads to Heaven and the other leads to Hell. You don’t know which gate leads where. Beside the gates, there are two angels. One of them always tells the truth and the other always lies, but you don’t know which one is which.

You have one question to ask one of the angels, in order to find out which gate will lead you to Heaven. What would that question be?

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3 Switches and 1 Light Bulb

You have a set of 3 light switches outside a closed door. One of them controls the incandescent light bulb inside the room. With the door closed from outside the room, you can turn the light switches on or off as many times as you would like.

You can go into the room – one time only – to see the light. You cannot see whether the light is on or off from outside the room, nor can you change the light switches while inside the room.

No one else is in the room to help you. The room has no windows.

Based on the information above, how would you determine which of the three light switches controls the light inside the room?

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