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Posted: 5/10/2004 3:06:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2004 7:16:17 AM EST by LABLOVER]
Score so far is:

LiveFreeorDieNH..........3
Strats.............................2
Brouhaha........................1

Tonight's question:

A general is choosing a cook from 625 volunteers. He orders them to form a 25 x 25 square. He orders the tallest in each row to step aside and chooses the shortest of the 25. (Call this one Cook A).

Then he changes his mind and has them go back to their places. He orders the shortest man in each column to step aside and chooses the tallest of these 25. (Call this one Cook B).

The two cooks chosen by the two methods are different...

Which one is taller?

**A full explanation is required, not just a 50/50 chance of getting it right**
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:18:58 PM EST


Right, lets set up some sitations.

A and B can not be the same person, so we don't need to worry about that.

1. A is in the same row as B:
If A is in the same row as B, then A is the tallest person in the row, and thus is taller than B.

2. A is in the same column as B:
If both A and B are in the same column then B is the shortest person in that column and thus is shorter than A.

3. A and B are in different columns/rows:
Imagine a third person, person "C", who is in the same row as A and the same column as B. C must be shorter than A, since A is the tallest person in the row. C must be taller than B, since B is the shortest person in the column. From this A > C > B, or A > B

So....... A is taller.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:20:41 PM EST
My question of logic is what the hell does height have to do with ones cooking ability?.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:21:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
My question of logic is what the hell does height have to do with ones cooking ability?.



It's the general.. Don't question the general!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:23:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Right, lets set up some sitations.

A and B can not be the same person, so we don't need to worry about that.

1. A is in the same row as B:
If A is in the same row as B, then A is the tallest person in the row, and thus is taller than B.

2. A is in the same column as B:
If both A and B are in the same column then B is the shortest person in that column and thus is shorter than A.

3. A and B are in different columns/rows:
Imagine a third person, person "C", who is in the same row as A and the same column as B. C must be shorter than A, since A is the tallest person in the row. C must be taller than B, since B is the shortest person in the column. From this A > C > B, or A > B

So....... A is taller.



You are correct.......and your explanation is perfectly correct. Good job.


Score Now is:

LFODNH...........3
Strats..............2
Brouhaha.........1
Leelaw..............1

Tomorrow I'll be travelling to Montreal so the quiz will be a little earlier in the evening. 5:00 or so.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:24:09 PM EST
dammit i keep forgetting about these
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:25:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
dammit i keep forgetting about these



Shaddup, I wanna win!

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:30:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
My question of logic is what the hell does height have to do with ones cooking ability?.



It's the general.. Don't question the general!



Well then consider me AWOL
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