Tantalizer 493: Prize guys
18 January 2017
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From New Scientist #1044, 24th March 1977 [link]
I met Tom on his way back from the pet show looking pleased with himself. “Prize for my budgie, prize for my cat, prize for my dog”, he explained, “How did Dick and Harry do?”
“Don’t you know?” I asked.
“Not a thing.”
“They too got a prize each for each of a budgie, cat and dog. So you scooped all those nine prizes between you — no ties, incidentally. Dick’s lowest prize was for his budgie.”
“Oho,” exclaimed Tom after reflection, “so Harry did better with his cat than with his dog.”
He then listed all nine prizes correctly. Can you?