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Can You Solve the Sprinter Brain Teaser?

The sprinter brain teaser from mathematician Chris Seber may require a pencil and paper to figure out. Can you solve his sprinter brain teaser?

Here's the Puzzle

There are 25 sprinters, and only five sprinters can run in a single race. You can assume that a sprinter gets the same finish time every race. For example, if runner A runs his first race in 10.5 seconds, he will run his second race in 10.5 seconds as well. In only seven races, can you find the fastest three sprinters without a stopwatch?

Watch the video below to see if this is possible.

The Fastest Men in the World Sprinter Puzzle

Can you solve this brain teaser?

ANSWER

Yes, you can determine the top three sprinters in seven races without a stopwatch. Watch the video above to find out how you would do that.

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Written by Curiosity Staff September 19, 2016

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