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Tennis,anyone? (Posted on 2010-09-07) Difficulty: 2 of 5
As a condition for the acceptance to a tennis club a novice player N is set to meet two members of the club, G (good) and T (top, i.e. better than good) within a total of three games (i.e. at most three!).
In order to be accepted, N must win against both G and T in two successive games.
N is free to choose with whom to start: T or G.
Which one is preferable?

Attributed to the late Leo Moser (19211970)

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

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Hints/Tips Not so fast | Comment 3 of 7 |
I don't think either of these first solutions is right.  The problem says that you must win two successive games.  That means that the second game must be won.

Win - loss- win will not get you into the club.

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2010-09-07 12:47:18
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