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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

336 logic/min.max.p


In a rectangular array of people, which will be taller, the tallest of the
shortest people in each column, or the shortest of the tallest people in each row?

logic/min.max.s

Let T denote shortest of tall
Let S denote tallest of short

-------------------------------
|                             |
|                             |
|                S            |
|                             |
|                             |
|    T           X            |
|                             |
|                             |
|                             |
|                             |
-------------------------------

So T >= X >= S.

 

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