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Place Perception (Posted on 2013-06-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Three players A, B and C are nominated and three sportswriters respectively from periodicals D, E and F designate a player as first, second or, third place. However, the point awards for the first-, second- and third-place votes are not known precisely. All we know is that a first place vote is worth x points, a second-place vote is worth y points and a third-place vote is worth z points with x > y > z.

When the points have been counted up, Player A has emerged with 20 points, Player B with 10 points and Player C with 9 points.

If Player A received a second place vote from Periodical D, who received a second place vote from Periodical E?

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Solution spoiler | Comment 2 of 9 |

Since the total was 39 points, x+y+z=13.
8, 4 , 1 was my 1st choice.
and the puzzle's data force  the following distribution:
A: DEF: 4,8,8
B: DEF: 8,1,1
C: DEF: 1,4,4
ergo, iy was player C, GETTING 4 POINTS.

as I have remarked while the puzzle was on the board, it is
D2 ...at most.

  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2013-06-07 17:57:17
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