Question: You’re driving down the highway and you come to a fork in the road. One way leads to a guaranteed million dollar listing. The other leads to a tire kicker with a 400 credit score.
There are two brothers at the fork who both know where each road leads. One always tells the truth. The other always lies.
You can only ask ONE brother ONE question to make your decision.
What question should you ask to ensure you choose the path to the guaranteed listing?
Answer: To find the correct path to the million dollar listing, you would ask either of the brothers: “Which path would your brother tell me is the path to the million-dollar listing?”
(Answer explained: You take the path that they don’t tell you to take because the lying brother will tell you the bad path, the honest brother knows this, so he also tells you the bad path. Now they would have both told you the same thing so you know definitively which path leads to the tire kicker and which path leads to the million-dollar listing.)