# Race questions.

Brother Edwin
Posers and Puzzles 10 Apr '06 22:46
1. 10 Apr '06 22:46
If you overtake the personn in 2nd position what position are you now in?

If you overtake the person who is last what position are you in?
2. 10 Apr '06 23:19
If you overtake the man in second you move from third to second. If you overtake the man in last it would mean that you were actually the man in last because he was in front of you. Therefore it is impossible to overtake the man in last.
3. 11 Apr '06 00:321 edit
Unless your were in 1st and you lapped the the person who was last.

Then you could overtake the person in last place.

EDIT - In which case you could be any position but last if you overtake the last position.
4. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 03:27
Originally posted by Codfish
If you overtake the man in second you move from third to second. If you overtake the man in last it would mean that you were actually the man in last because he was in front of you. Therefore it is impossible to overtake the man in last.
That would be true for a straight run race but suppose its an oval? Then you could lap someone and of course the first one you lap would be in last place but you would still be in first place.
5. 11 Apr '06 03:57
Originally posted by sonhouse
That would be true for a straight run race but suppose its an oval? Then you could lap someone and of course the first one you lap would be in last place but you would still be in first place.
*bonk*?
Didn't the guy before you already say that?
6. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Apr '06 05:10
Originally posted by SJ247
*bonk*?
Didn't the guy before you already say that?
hehe, he must have lapped me there.
7. 12 Apr '06 04:37
Originally posted by sonhouse
hehe, he must have lapped me there.
lol
8. 12 Apr '06 13:091 edit
Originally posted by sonhouse
hehe, he must have lapped me there.
That's alright sonhouse!

I still think that pie's are round, not square. ðŸ˜€