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At the Olympic Games (4) (Posted on 2004-07-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Before the last race, I heard the runners from Nepal, Oman and Pakistan make predictions about the final standings:

"I hope the Nepalese gets bronze, for then I'm certain to get silver."

"The Omani could get gold, but in that case I'd get silver."

"The gold medal will go to the Pakistani or to me."

I didn't know which runner said what, but as I learned later, they were all right. Furthermore, knowing which country won the race allowed me to calculate the final standings, which were... ?

  Submitted by Federico Kereki    
Rating: 3.1429 (7 votes)
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The first sentence couldn't have been said by the Nepalese (N), and likewise the second wasn't said by the Omani (O), or the third by the Pakistani (P).

If N or P got gold, in each case there are two possible final standings; however, if O got gold, there is only one possibility (O gold, N silver, P bronze).

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionProblem SolutionK Sengupta2007-05-04 11:48:26
WordingTimothy Bard2005-01-03 18:53:37
No Subjectmaxson2004-10-25 15:14:10
Hints/Tipssolution?Detti2004-10-08 11:58:21
ANYONE PLEEZ?i_wish2004-09-06 18:22:57
rowlf!Beloved Chikkadog2004-08-20 04:21:17
SolutionWell ya, but....Higashi2004-08-10 06:22:52
solution..kumar2004-07-23 22:56:36
re: SolutionEric2004-07-21 15:18:44
SolutionSolutionDJ2004-07-21 15:09:02
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