Few centuries ago, a Law teacher came across a student
who was willing to learn but was unable to pay the
fees. The student struck a deal saying, "I will pay
your fee the day I win my first case in the court".
Teacher agreed and proceeded with the law course. When
the course was finished and teacher started pestering
the student to pay up the fee, the student reminded
him of the deal and pushed days. Fed up with this, the
teacher decided to sue the student in the court of law
and both of them decided to argue for themselves.
The teacher put forward his argument saying: " If I
win this case, as per the court of law, the student
has to pay me as the case is about his non-payment of
dues. And if I lose the case, student will still pay
me because he would have won his first case. So either
way I will have to get the money".
Equally brilliant student argued back saying: "If I
win the case, as per the court of law, I don't have to
pay anything to the teacher as the case is about my
non-payment of dues.And if I lose the case, I don't
have to pay him because I haven't won my first case
yet. So either way, I am not going to pay the teacher
This is one of the greatest paradoxes ever recorded in