You live in a village with only one male hairdresser. He only cuts those who do not cut their own hair. The question arises: who cuts the hairdresser himself?

You live in a village with only one male hairdresser. He only cuts those who do not cut their own hair. The question arises: who cuts the hairdresser himself?

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answers (3)

Answer 1
January, 2021

"He only cuts those who do not cut themselves." There is a condition - a certain percentage of people in the village do their own haircuts, without the help of a hairdresser. So why can't our hero do this too? Conclusion - the village barber cuts himself.

Answer 2
January, 2021

Is this the barber's paradox? When I tried to find the answer to this question, the following solutions came to my mind: 1) He does not have a haircut. He walks with long hair.

2) He is bald and does not need a haircut.

3) There is at least one more person in the village who meets the criteria above, who cuts the hairdresser.

Answer 3
January, 2021

In this version of the task, the paradox is lost. Then the answer is anyone. For example, one of the colleagues working in the same village)

You may want to clarify the wording)

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