Minus' Solution to

Who's Last?
Posted August 19 - 25, 1996

If Antonia finished before Elizabeth, then Elizabeth finished later than Antonia.

Catherine finished after Antonia, but we do not know how Catherine finished compared to Elizabeth.

If Denise finished after Brenda, Brenda was not the last, but we cannot be certain how Denise did in comparison to the others. Denise may have been the last.

Any one of Catherine, Elizabeth and Denise could have finished last. We lack the necessary information to find out who actually did finish last.

Your Solutions

George B. Durham [gdurha1@erols.com] wasn't fooled by Minus' sneaky question:

Catherine, Elizabeth or Denise finished last. Antonia and Brenda couldn't have because it said that they definately had someone finish after them.

Minus thanks everyone who submitted solutions.
He hopes to see you back with more answers.