**Question: **Jim lies a lot. He tells the truth on only one day in a week. One day he said: "I lie on Mondays and Tuesdays." The next day he said: "Today is either Sunday, Saturday or Thursday." The next day he said: "I lie on Fridays and Wednesdays." On which day of the week does Jim tell the truth?

**Answer:**

Jim tells the truth on Tuesday.

As Jim tells truth only on one day in a week, his statement on day 1 and day 3 both can not be false. Otherwise he tells truth on more than one days in a week. Also, all three statements are mad on three consecutive days, statement made on day 1 and day 3 both can not be true. Thus, either the statement made on day 1 or day 3 is true and other is false. Also, the statement made on day 2 must be false i.e. day 1 is not Saturday, Friday or Wednesday.

Let's assume that the statement 1 is true. Then from the statement 3, day 1 must be either Friday or Wednesday. But it is already deduced that day 1 is not Saturday, Friday or Wednesday.

Hence, the statement made on day 1 is false and the last statement is true. then from the statement 1, day 3 must be either Monday or Tuesday. But it is already deduced that day 1 can not be Saturday i.e. day 3 can't be Monday. Hence, Jim tells the truth on Tuesday.