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Quiz Quandary II (Posted on 2013-11-29) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Four students Art, Ben, Cal and Don competed in a series of four quiz contests involving English, General knowledge, Logic, and Math. They are now wondering about the outcome.
Art thinks Don won the Logic award.
Ben thinks Cal won the English prize.
Cal thinks Art did not win the Math title.
Don thinks Ben won the General Knowledge trophy. 
As it turns out, both surmises about winners of the English and General Knowledge contests were wrong, and both surmises about the winners of the Math and Logic contests were correct.

Who won which contest?

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
Rating: 3.0000 (1 votes)

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Question ambiguity | Comment 3 of 6 |

The puzzle has 2 flaws:

1.  The question to be answered implies a unique solution even assuming 1-to-1 correspondence between winners and subjects. 

  N2. Nothing in the situation described in the text (4 participants  trying  to guess results' distribution) justifies the above  assumption 
 

How about :  

D was the most gifted and therefore 1st in all subjects

A&C spoke the truth, other lied.

-                 IMHO- it is a valid solution. 

Even if there are other possibilities, I stop here, expecting comments. 

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  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2013-11-29 15:30:47
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