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Logic Grid puzzles come with a handy interactive grid that will help you solve the puzzle based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#29363
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:**** (3.21)
Category:Logic-Grid
Submitted By:thompson1Aus******
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



In a Little League Baseball game between the Braves and the Yankees, there were only 5 kids who had RBIs (Runs Batted In); two of them were on the Braves and three of them were on the Yankees. Each person had a different number of at-bats, of hits, and of RBIs. The scorekeeper was sick, so he couldn't come to the game, and had his brother go instead. Unfortunately, his brother forgot to write down the stats. This is all that he remembers. Help the scorekeeper figure out who is on which team, and how many hits, at-bats, and RBIs they had.

Nicknames "Slammer," "The Rocket," "Flash," "The Hammer," and "Ace"
RBIs - 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
Hits - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
At-bats - 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
Team - 2 Braves, 3 Yankees

1. The Braves won.
2. The five kids are: "Slammer," the one with a 1.000 batting average, the one with 2 hits, the one with 7 at-bats, and the one with the least RBIs.
3. "Flash," who plays on the same team as his best friend, "Ace," had 3 plate appearances, 5 RBIs, and got out at least once.
4. "The Rocket" had either 1 or 2 hits.
5. The players that had 2 more RBIs than at-bats did not have 3 hits.
6. Only one player had one less RBI than hits.
7. "Flash" only had RBIs off hits.
8. "Ace" has half as many letters in his nickname as there are in the name of the team he plays for.

You will be able to use the hint to find some answers before you even look at the clues.

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Hint

Batting Average is equal to hits/at bats.
Plate Appearances and at-bats are not the same thing. A plate appearance is any time the batter goes up to the plate. It is only an at-bat if they get a hit or get out (as opposed to a walk or a hit-by-pitch). You cannot have more hits than at-bats.
RBIs don't have to come off hits. If a player is walked or hit-by-pitch and a runner scores because of it, the batter gets an RBI. You can get more than one RBI on one hit, but only up to four.
To figure out who wins, just add up the RBIs for each team.

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Comments

andytree*
Mar 28, 2006

Finally a challenge! Keep 'em coming!
elemandia***
Mar 29, 2006

I got it, but it was confusing... I dont understand baseball that well. I made lots of mistakes before looking at the hint to clarify the baseball stuff. Well done though.
fem81uken*
Mar 29, 2006

Goos fun to do, took me ages as we dont have baseball in the UK so was very difficult to understand.
fem81uken*
Mar 29, 2006

Good fun to do, took me ages as we dont have baseball in the UK so was very difficult to understand.
roscoep**
Mar 29, 2006

This was a great teaser! A very nice challenge. More like these, please.
jj_is_coolAus*
Mar 29, 2006

hi thompson1! good to see u making more teasers
ffoppia**
Mar 30, 2006

wow finally got it!! I dont understand the game but your explanations made it very clear.
This teaser is simply top class.
Gadget*us*
Mar 30, 2006

how fun...Good on Ya...
zonarita*us*
Apr 04, 2006

It's here - I've been waiting for it! Gr8 logic teaser Thompson1. Enjoyed the exercise of this sporty teaser. I know you have more - play ball!
scifivxn*us*
Apr 11, 2006

This one was just too challenging for me. I don't know a thing about baseball, and everytime I looked at the hints I just confused myself more.
jenb2144*ca*
Apr 25, 2006

I agree with the above comment... I couldn't understand it despite the hint.
Mellie627Aus*
Jun 02, 2006

"This one was just too challenging for me. I don't know a thing about baseball, and everytime I looked at the hints I just confused myself more."

I have to agree with the person that said that. I know absolutely nothing about baseball, and this is the only logic-grid teaser that I have not finished. I am going to try it again and get someone to explain a bit about baseball. I think it is a really good challenge, and I will finish it later. I can't let one go unfinished. I have noticed that you have some tough ones, please keep them coming. I really enjoy a challenge.
homie123
Jun 23, 2006

You don't need Clue #7 because of the pluralization of players in Clue #5
mom_roxus*
Sep 06, 2007

Excellent puzzle. I'm a baseball fan - and a scorekeeper at my son's little league games , and I loved using baseball logic to solve this.
Yankeejimg*
Oct 04, 2007

As you probably can tell from my name, I am a big Yankee fan, and baseball fan. This was a fun puzzle to do. However, It is not necessarily so that if you add up RBI's that you get total runs scored. If a player hits into a double play and a run scores, no RBI is given to that player. A little picky I know.
BayareacwgrlAus*
Nov 28, 2007

I don't know a lot about baseball so this one was really challenging for me. Good teaser. I am sure I would have had an easier time if I understood baseball stats better.
dreamlvr1432Aus*
Jan 14, 2008

Great teaser! This is the first one I've not been able to solve! I've tried 3 times, and I'm just missing something in the clues somewhere to help me with rest of the info. I've got 7 blanks in my chart. I know a little about baseball, and I've read the hints, but still no luck. Thanks for the challenge!!
ObilioAus*
Jul 02, 2013

I love the harder ones, so I'll come back and try again but I didn't get it this time Make one about hockey, and I'm all over that!!!



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