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The race (Posted on 2002-05-29) Difficulty: 1 of 5
You are in a straight 400 m race. You overtake the last person.

What position are you in now?

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Solution No Subject | Comment 25 of 26 |

If the last competitor (L) is in front of the given competitor (C, say); it follows that L can NEVER be the last person.

It is however possible that  C can overtake L and yet L can be the last competitor/person. For example C is NOT an competitor but C is following L's progress outside the running track.

  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-20 12:14:59
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