Date: Mar 14, 2013 6:51 PM
Author: Joe Niederberger
Subject: Re: Please help me with the following question

R Hansens says:
>If we look again at how (poorly) the problem was originally stated...

It could have been stated better. But I think the puzzle-worker filling in and enunciating some conditions that turn it into a mathematical problem are maybe 60-70% of the value of the problem, such as it is.

R Hansen says:
>I still say that Elander's answer of "5" works best.

Nonsense. It takes 0. You just pick three riders and shoot out the kneecaps of the others.

Cheers,
Joe N