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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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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.

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

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.

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

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!

"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 be 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?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

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