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Five Swimmers is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Puzzle

US Version

"The second-fastest swimmer is standing next to the biggest person."

"I may have the biggest body, but I"m certainly not the fastest swimmer."

"I've got the sweetest swimsuit, but I"m no match for big B..."

"I'm the smallest, but I'll finish fourth!"

"I'll beat the person beside me to win!"

Who is the fastest swimmer?

UK Version

Five people are talking about their swimming prowess.

"The second-fastest swimmer is standing next to the biggest person."
"I may have the biggest body, but I'm certainly not the fastest swimmer."
"I've got the fanciest costume, but I'm no match for big B."
"I'm the smallest, and I'll finish fourth!"
"I'll beat the person beside me to win!"

Who is the fastest swimmer?

Hints




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US Version

Let's narrow down the choices. The smallest person says "I'll finish fourth." Take a close look at the swimmers. Swimmer A is the smallest, so he will finish in fourth place.

UK Version

Let's narrow things down. The smallest person says: "I'll finish fourth". Take a close look at the swimmers. Swimmer A is the smallest, so he will finish in fourth place.

"The second-fastest swimmer is standing next to the biggest person."

US Version

OK, well, B is clearly the biggest of the swimmers. So A or C fits the above statement. However, you already know that A will come in fourth, so C must come in second.

UK Version

Well, B is clearly the biggest swimmer, so the above statement applies to either A or C. However, you already know that A will come fourth, so C must come second.

"I may have the biggest body, but I"m certainly not the fastest swimmer."

US Version

This must be B's statement. Since we've already figured out second and fourth place, that just leaves first, third, and fifth. B clearly states that he's not the fastest, so he must be third or fifth. Now there are just two places left to figure out!

UK Version

This must be B's statement. Since we've already worked out second and fourth place, that just leaves first, third and fifth. B clearly states that he's not the fastest, so he must be third or fifth. That leaves just two more places to work out!

US Version

"I've got the sweetest swimsuit, but I'm no match for big B..."

It's a matter of opinion, of course, but the only one really wearing a flashy swimsuit is E.

You learned that B must finish third or fifth. Based on E's statement, you can now say that B is third and E is fifth.

Just one left now. Who is it?

UK Version

"I've got the fanciest costume, but I'm no match for big B.

It's a matter of opinion, of course, but the only one really wearing a fancy costume is E.

You learned that B must finish third or fifth. Based on E's statement, you can now say that B is third and E is fifth.

There's one swimmer left, but who is it?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

If you pay close attention to each statement, you should figure it out.

UK Version

Pay close attention to each statement and you should be able to work this one out.

Correct

US Version

First rate!

Swimmer D is the fastest.

Swimming is a lot of fun, but be sure to always warm up beforehand.

UK Version

First-rate!

Swimmer D is the fastest.

Swimming is a lot of fun, but make sure you always warm up beforehand.

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