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If There's a Camel

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

 

Puzzle ID:#10515
Fun:*** (2.47)
Difficulty:*** (2.93)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!

 

 

 



Every year during his birthday, the Sultan sponsors 3 camel races with the following prizes (listed in order 1st, 2nd, 3rd):

RACE A
$500
300
100

RACE B
$250
150
75

RACE C
$150
100
50

$500 bonus for winning all 3 Races. (SLAM)
$200 bonus for winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in any one Race (SWEEP).

ALI BOBO tells you that he owns the 3rd ("Aluminum"), 6th("Boron"), and 9th("Copper") fastest camels. He concedes that KAREEM owns the 1st, 4th, and 7th fastest camels, while SHARIF has the 2nd, 5th, and 8th fastest entries. There are other owners but with far inferior camels.

The Rules

a. Maximum 3 camels per owner.
b. A camel can run only in one race.
c. An owner may enter his camels all in one race or distribute them as he desires.

Last year ALI BOBO's camels won third place in each of the 3 Races. His gross winnings amounted to $225.

ALI BOBO wants a risk-free strategy to increase his total winnings.

QUESTION: What should be ALI BOBO's strategy?


Hint

Sometimes we must sacrifice some battles to win the war.
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