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 Race Winner (Posted on 2013-05-28)
Four athletes, Ann, Bea, Carol, and Dorothy went out one morning and ran a race. At the end of the race, the following statements were made:
```Ann: "I didn't come in first or last."
Bea: "I didn't come in last."
Carol: "I was first."
Dorothy: "I was last."```
It is known that one, and one only, of the four athletes is the liar while the other three are knights.

Who won the race?

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Assume A is the liar.  Then C and D are telling the truth, and came in first and last, which means A is not lying.  Contradiction.

Assume B is the liar.  Then B came in last, but so did knight D.  Contradiction.

Assume D is the liar.  Then nobody came in last.  Contradiction.

So, C is the liar.  C did not come in first, but neither did A or D.  So B came in first.  D came in last, and A & C came in 2nd and 3rd (or 3rd and 2nd).

While we don't know the complete order, we do know that Bea won the race.

 Posted by Steve Herman on 2013-05-28 10:07:58

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