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Unlucky Horse

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#10758
Fun:*** (2.34)
Difficulty:*** (3)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Seven horses in a farm in Kentucky,
Of three blacks, the oldest is a daddy;
Of two browns, the 3 year old male is called BILLY,
And the horse SNOWY is white as a lily.

Of two half-sister mares, the black won in the Derby,
She's a shade lighter than her daughter, BEAUTY;
BEAUTY and her cousin LUCKY, both half the age of their auntie,
But faster than either ROCKY or SUNNY.

Three of the horses are ready for the Derby,
A horse must be three years to be an entry;
Maybe this year the farm gets lucky,
Their stallion's loss last year was a pity.


CHALLENGE: Describe the horse that lost in last year's Derby.





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Comments

od-1Aca*
Mar 06, 2003

WOW THAT WAS TOUGH.I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T ASK WHO'S ON FIRST.
ninjaxdream
Mar 06, 2003

Good one, don't even have a clue
icehaven*
Apr 05, 2003

Confusing. I was completely STUMPED!!
inudbzAus
Apr 14, 2003

didnt get the answer
griphookph*
Apr 23, 2003

Thanks.
nickadeemusAsc*
Jul 19, 2003

i took a wild guess and got it right, mwahaha
kellymu
Oct 27, 2003

Why couldn't Rocky or Sunny be four this year and male and lost the Derby last year? We know very little about them.
griphookph*
Apr 15, 2004

got to love horses. they are really smart
I_am_the_Omega**
Jul 13, 2004

The "three year old" requirement was very ambiguous. I thought you meant [i]at least[/i] 3. After I saw the answer, it was incredibly easy to go back and actually prove it was true. So, you should've been more clear.
scramble*
Sep 27, 2004

grip requests to know the reason for the correction. Was the original erroneous in anyway?
miyukina*
Dec 21, 2005

reminded me why my 2rd grade maths teacher pushed us on "=, < and >" equation marks...
(user deleted)
Feb 15, 2006

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but to arrive at the answer given, you have to make the assumption (not stated in the problem) that SNOWY is not the Aunt. Is that correct?
griphookph*
Feb 18, 2006

not really... pm me if you need more explanation
(user deleted)
Aug 31, 2006

I agree with the comment above....not enough info on Rocky or Sunny, why couldn't it have been one of these horses?
griphookph*
Nov 26, 2006

For as long as it works



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