Imagine a "grid" of people: some number of people arranged in a number of rows and columns in a rectangular formation.
We designate person A as the shortest person in the group of the tallest people of each row. We then designate person B as the tallest person in the group of shortest people in each column.
Who is taller, A or B?
(In reply to Problem with Solution
To add onto your point, a 1x1 grid is a square not a rectangle, as the question states.
Posted by sassy
on 2004-05-18 11:01:03