A wealthy wise old woman feared that her daughter was lazy and as a result rather stupid. When the old woman died her will stipulated that her assets were to be liquidated and a check was to be written for the full amount. The check was to be placed in one of three envelopes. The other two envelopes would contain a blank piece of paper. If the daughter could determine from the writing on the envelope which envelope contained the check she would inherit her mother's fortune. Otherwise the fortune would go to the old woman's favorite charity for animals. The daughter was not allowed to touch the envelopes. Her decision had to be made based on the writing on the envelopes. The daughter was toldthat only one envelope had a true statement and that the other two statements were false.The envelopes had the following writing:1. This envelope does not have the check2. This envelope has the check3. The second envelope does not have the checkWhich envelope should the daughter pick?
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