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Five children are racing 10 kilometers. Four boys Jim, Nick, Dan, Bill and a girl Susan.

Dan wins after running 3 kilometers. Bill and Jim run 6 kilometers and tie for third.

Which boys run 10 kilometers?

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6 minutes ago, Endy0816 said:

Dan wins after running 3 kilometers.

Wouldn't he be the loser if he only ran 3 kilometers?

 

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30 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

Wouldn't he be the loser if he only ran 3 kilometers?

No he definitely won. At least 4 of them ran very very fast.

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1 hour ago, Endy0816 said:

No he definitely won. At least 4 of them ran very very fast.

So for a 10 kilometer race, Dan ran 3 kilometers, stopped, and won?

 

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I don't understand either.
Have you left something out ?

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2 hours ago, Endy0816 said:

Five children are racing 10 kilometers. Four boys Jim, Nick, Dan, Bill and a girl Susan.

Dan wins after running 3 kilometers. Bill and Jim run 6 kilometers and tie for third.

Which boys run 10 kilometers?

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Nick

 

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That seems to follow.
But still doesn't explain how you win by running 3km of a 10km race.

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Everything is there. They all run the full course and nobody stops before reaching the finish line.

 

3 hours ago, Itoero said:
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Nick

 

Partially correct.

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Dan and Nick

Dan won after  3km but he did not stop running. Bill and Jim did stop after 6 km.

 

 

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Just semantics, but...

You can't win a 10km race after  running 3km.
Although you can be leading.

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24 minutes ago, MigL said:

Just semantics, but...

You can't win a 10km race after  running 3km.
Although you can be leading.

True but we imo don't know who won the 10 km. We know that Dan won after running 3 km.  We don't know what he exactly won. Maybe Dan won a sprint at  3km.

 

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15 hours ago, Itoero said:

Maybe Dan won a sprint at  3km

Dan won the 10 kilometer race by winning a 3 kilometer sprint?

Doesn't follow. I think he left something out.

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The five children "raced", not necessarily running?

Dan wins after running during 3 of the 10 kilometers; he could walk faster than the others could run so he walked the remaining 7 km.  Bill and Jim run 6 kilometers and tie for third, they decided to walk the rest without competing, they were already far ahead of the last competitor but had no hope of reaching 2nd or 1st place.

Which boys run 10 kilometers? Only one boy left: Nick. He could run all the way but had to take lots of breaks. Or run all 10 km without pause but at a too slow pace.

I cant figure out if Nick or Susan was second.

 

Edited by Ghideon
Clarified a sentence

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52 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

Dan won the 10 kilometer race by winning a 3 kilometer sprint?

Doesn't follow. I think he left something out.

"Dan wins after running 3 kilometers"

That doesn't mean Dan won the 10 km.

In the Tour  de France for example you can often win points/time by reaching certain goals in between start and finish as first....that doesn't mean you reached the finish as first.

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On 12/31/2018 at 10:32 PM, Endy0816 said:

Everything is there. They all run the full course and nobody stops before reaching the finish line.

 

What is the answer?

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Based on the clues, they all did (except the original doesn't say Nick finished).

 

You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs!

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Don't want to spoil your humorous quote from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

But a "parsec' is a measure of distance, not time.

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On 12/31/2018 at 9:02 PM, Endy0816 said:

Dan wins after running 3 kilometers.

 

1 minute ago, MigL said:

Don't want to spoil your humorous quote from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

But a "parsec' is a measure of distance, not time.

So is a kilometre, and I think that  may have been the point.

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Dohh !

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2 hours ago, MigL said:

But a "parsec' is a measure of distance, not time.

Heard an interesting theory once(not specifically in line with what the creator said) that mentions it's possible that it really meant that they'd found a much shorter path through the Kessel. 

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Nice of you to drop in again to check up on us, md65536.
Welcome back.

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