3rd grade ?

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Tory, Heather, Kara, and Donna went to see a movie. Heather took the first seat. Kara and Tory did not sit next to each other. Donna only sat next to Tory. In what order did the girls sit?



something not right here me thinks.
 

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methinks also
were there 5 seats? :D
 
  • #3
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all information is given.

I'm trying to find if this is from the tv show 'smarter than 5th grader'

I won't to see what answer was accepted.
 
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K - H - D - T

Who said Heather had to be on the side? :tongue2:
 
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K - H - D - T

Who said Heather had to be on the side? :tongue2:
But Heather has to be in the first seat. Maybe there's a zero seat?
 
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But Heather has to be in the first seat. Maybe there's a zero seat?
"Heather took the first seat."

I think this can be interpreted in two ways.

-First way: Heather sat down in seat '1'. (Which makes this problem seem impossible.)
-Second way: Heather sat down first (no specific location) -- (Taking her seat first...)

That's how I see it anyways.
 
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Who's to say that they all sat in a single row, or all on the same side of the aisle?
 
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Tory, Heather, Kara, and Donna went to see a movie. Heather took the first seat. Kara and Tory did not sit next to each other. Donna only sat next to Tory. In what order did the girls sit?

put a comma between Donna only, and sat next to Tory and it works

isle HKDT

might just be a typo
 
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Tory, Heather, Kara, and Donna went to see a movie. Heather took the first seat. Kara and Tory did not sit next to each other. Donna only sat next to Tory. In what order did the girls sit?

answer: heather-donna-tory-kara
 
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Alfi
Tory, Heather, Kara, and Donna went to see a movie. Heather took the first seat. Kara and Tory did not sit next to each other. Donna only sat next to Tory. In what order did the girls sit?

answer: heather-donna-tory-kara
Donna only sat next to Tory.

donna-tory-kara - doesn't work
 
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K-h-t-d
 
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K-h-t-d
Yes but that means the poster intentionally misguided the question. The "first seat" is not "sitting down first" in any dialect of English I've ever heard.

Feels less like a riddle and more like trying to interpret someone for whom English is their 4th language...

Is winning First Place the Bronze medal because its awarded before gold and silver?
 
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They were at a drive in movie. Heather and Kara sat in the two front seats, Donna and Tory sat in the back
 
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Yes but that means the poster intentionally misguided the question. The "first seat" is not "sitting down first" in any dialect of English I've ever heard.

Feels less like a riddle and more like trying to interpret someone for whom English is their 4th language...

Is winning First Place the Bronze medal because its awarded before gold and silver?
I would disagree...examples:
He shot the first soldier killed in the battle (doesn't imply any line-up of soldiers)
She ate the first cookie from the batch (again, no order implied)

I think the first seat can very well mean the one someone sat in first
 
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Yes but that means the poster intentionally misguided the question. The "first seat" is not "sitting down first" in any dialect of English I've ever heard.

Feels less like a riddle and more like trying to interpret someone for whom English is their 4th language...

Is winning First Place the Bronze medal because its awarded before gold and silver?

That's the point. It's a trick question. It's stupid and simple; no need for over-analysis.
 
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Answer: Imhotep is invisible.
 
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When they say "Donna only sat next to Tory" they mean "Donna is the only one who sat next to Tory." Alfi is right, it's HKDT.
 
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no, first place is first because the racer finished first, opposed to second or third. it is not related in any way to when the award is given.
 

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