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Posted: 5/8/2004 2:24:40 PM EDT
The score so far is "livefreeordieNH" 2 points and the rest of the board zero (0) !!!

Here is another one.

A history test had three questions on presidents of the USA.  Here are the answers of the six students.

1.  Polk, Polk, Taylor
2.  Taylor, Taylor, Polk
3.  Fillmore, Fillmore, Polk
4.  Taylor, Polk, Fillmore
5.  Fillmore, Taylor, Taylor
6.  Taylor, Fillmore, Fillmore

Every student answered at least one question correctly.  What are the correct answers?

Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:29:16 PM EDT
Taylro Fillmore Taylor
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:29:29 PM EDT
Taylor, Fillmore, Taylor

ed: damn yor're fast!
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:36:46 PM EDT
The answer is:

Taylor, Fillmore, Taylor

livefreeordieNH answered:

Taylro, Fillmore, Taylor  (an incorrect spelling)

Strats answered:

Taylor, Fillmore, Taylor  (spelled correctly)

LivefreeordieNH may miss this due to a spelling error.  (Cheap shit I know, but it's a game!)

I will let the first 5 responses after this decide.  3 out of 5 decides.

Give it to livefreeordieNH or Strats??
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:37:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:40:21 PM EDT

Spelling schmelling --- livefreeordieNH was first.

Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:40:44 PM EDT
anybody got a virtual coin we can flip?

Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:45:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 2:48:02 PM EDT
Strats in an outstanding member and has gracefully conceded the point to LFODNH.

The logic to the answer:

Note that the three correct answers need not all be different.

Can the first answer be Polk?  If so, only #1 answered the question correctly.  Then #3 and #4 must each be right on one of the last two questions, where the answers must be either Fillmore or Polk.  But #5 must be right on one of these questions too, although he answered Taylor to both.  This is impossible, so the first answer is not Polk.

Can the first answer be Fillmore?  If so, by similar reasoning on the answers of #1 and #2, the last two answers must be either Polk or Taylor; but #6 answered Fillmore to both.  Still another impossibility.

By elimination, the correct first answer is Taylor.  Then the second answer is Fillmore and the third is Taylor again.

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