I'm sure everyone knows this problem and what the solution is. Very briefly, you approach two doors, one leads to death and the other to freedom. You want freedom. There are two men standing outside the door, one of which always lies the other always tells the truth. You don't know which is which. What is the question you have to ask to gain freedom and avoid death? Because you all know it I won't post it, and for those who don't, you can try and figure it out
However the other day, I was trying to come up with a solution for the same scenario, but instead of two people being there, there was only one, and you didn't know his identity. I.e you didn't know if the person ALWAYS told the truth, or if the person ALWAYS told a lie. Once again, you can ask him only one question to correctly identify the life giving door.
This is the rendition as I understand it:
1) You approach two doors, one of which leads to death and the other leads to freedom
2) There is a man waiting at the doors and you may ask him one question only
3) This man either always tells the truth or always tells a lie
4) The man knows the identity of the two doors
4) You don't want to die and you want freedom.
What is the question you ask the man? I think I figured out the solution [slightly dodgy], but what do you think the question is? [If you think it is impossible please put forward an argument as to why you think this is the case].
I've done a google search and I haven't found any sources which ask this particular question. However if this is already an established question, many apologies, or you've figured out the answer, please spoilerise