Trivia

Subject:
Re: Almost there! :-)
Response To:
Almost there! :-) *NM* ()

Larry Barrett
So after the 6th race we know that C1 is the fastest car. We also know that that B1 beat A1 and we know the results of earlier races. To determine the 2nd and 3rd cars we race one more time with C2, C3, B1, B2, A1.
Based on earlier races, the only possible 1st and 2nd places in this race are:
B1, B2,
B1, A1
B1, C2
C2, B1
C2, C3

So C1, combined with one of these outcomes, are the three fastest cars.

Of course, in the actual pinewood derby, the kids will insist on many more races just to see their cars run. It is a lot of fun for all.

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