# I Need An Answer To This Riddle?

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A Tennessee man was in court to be sentenced for theft.
The judge told the man, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to five years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to ten years in prison."
After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?
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The man replied: You will sentence me to 10 years in prison.

I have a love for paradoxes.
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The Tennessee man said. "You will sentence me to ten years in prison!" The judge was faced with a dilemma. If he sentenced him to ten years, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been sentenced to five years. He can only sentence him to five years if he makes a true statement, but if he did, it would make his final statement false...and he would have to sentence him to ten years. Rather than contradict his own word, the judge set the man free!!!.
Actually, there is more than one answer.
One answer was given above ("You will sentence me to ten years in prison").
I'll give you the second one: "You will not sentence me to five years in prison". It will also give us desired paradox.
you'll sentence me to ten years in prison.
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i don't get it
Is there any reason "This statement is false" shouldn't work as an answer?
Anonymous A Tennessee man was in court to be sentenced for theft.The judge told the man, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to five years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to ten years in prison."After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?
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