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Quantum CyberTeaser: January/February 2001


B312

Musketeering swordplay. At the royal fencing competition in France, the first four places were taken by Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan. The sum of the places taken by Athos, Porthos, and D'Artagnan was 6; the sum of the places taken by Porthos and Aramis was also 6. What was the place taken by each of the musketeers if Porthos ranked higher than Athos?

Solution

"Fancy meeting you here!"

The winners:

  • Jerold Lewandowski (Troy, New York)
  • Jason Langley (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
  • Oleg Ivrii (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Aris Noutsos (Tessaloniki, Greece)
  • Bruno Konder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Theo Koupelis (Wasau, Wisconsin)
  • Gottfried Perz (Graz, Austria)
  • Andrey Meshkov (Columbus, Ohio)
  • John Beam (Bellaire, Texas)
  • Po-Ling Loh (Madison, Wisconsin)

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