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HS Thomas
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Joined: May 15, 2002
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Dinner time for these pups :
Polaris ate more than Sirius ; Castor ate less than Pollux ; Pollus ate less than Sirius but more than Rigel. Which pup ate the second most ?
And which pup was the leanest eater ? (ate the least)
Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 1817

According to my calculations:
Sirius ate the second most; there is not enough information to tell whether Castor or Rigel was the leanest eater....

Piscis Babelis est parvus, flavus, et hiridicus, et est probabiliter insolitissima raritas in toto mundo.
HS Thomas
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Right, Joel. I just noticed a typo - Pollus should have been Pollux.
What do the pups names have in common ?
[ December 17, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Guy Elden Jr.

Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 1
These are derived straight from the problem:
P > S
C < Px
R < Px < S
These are derived from above:
C < S
R < S
C < P
R < P
As far as I can tell, there is no relationship between C and R that will definitively say that one ate less than the other.
btw... these are all constellations.

--<br />jr
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Originally posted by HS Thomas:
What do the pups names have in common ?

They're all stars.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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