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 At the Olympic Games (6) (Posted on 2004-09-27)
Argentine, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Equator competed at the Olympic Games, placing first through fifth in an event. They said:

Argentine: "I was not last."
Dominican Republic: "Equator got silver."
Equator: "Dominican Republic didn't get gold."

The gold and silver winners lied, but the other three told the truth. How did the event end?

 Submitted by Federico Kereki Rating: 2.6923 (26 votes) Solution: (Hide) Let's write A, B, C, D, and E, instead of the whole names.A couldn't be 1st or 2nd, for he would be telling the truth, or 5th, for he would be lying, so he was 3rd or 4th.If D was telling the truth, then E would be lying, and thus D would be 1st, and lying; thus, D is lying, and he is 1st or 2nd.If E was lying, D would be 1st, so E would have to be 2nd, and then D would have been telling the truth; thus, E is 3rd, 4th or 5th, and D must be 2nd.Now, only B or C could be 1st. If B isn't 1st, as he couldn't be 2nd, he'd have to be 4th or 5th because C would be 3rd, but nobody would be 1st; thus, B was 1st, and C isn't 3rd, and A ended behind E.The only solution is then B, D, E, A and C.

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