A curious outcome of an unusual tug-of-war
Ever heard of the phrase “use it or lose it?” That’s quite literally true when it comes to using brains.
Mr. Honeybee, the principal of Roverdale High School, was on tenterhooks. He was worried about a much-anticipated annual event, which was a part of the school’s outreach program to the community.
The event was a tug-of-war between the county’s feisty grandmas, the School’s football players, and Mr. Honeybee’s dog Ivan.
The popular sentiment was in favor of the grandmas. But a match is a match, and the Grandmas had to pit their brawns against the football team’s select players.
Round-1: 4 footballers, each of equal strength vs. 5 grandmas, each of equal power.
Result: A draw.
Round-2: Ivan vs. 2 grandmas + 1 footballer.
Result: A draw!
There was a break before the final round. In this round, both sides needed to have an equal number of participants.
Alfred, a math genius, walked up to the Grandmas, took them to a secluded spot on the ground, and began explaining something to them. After some time, Alfred walked back to the stands, smiling to himself.
Round-3: 3 Grandmas + Ivan vs. 4 footballers
Who do you think won?
As the grandmas lifted the trophy to a jubilant cheering crowd, one of them winked at Alfred, thanking him for his brilliant idea.
Alfred observed the first two matches carefully and then came to an inference. He studied the data in both the matches, made connections between them, and after analyzing it, predicted the outcome of the match.
The Mayor was pleased with Mr. Honeybee that the school got a state-of-the-art skating rink as a gift from the community.
Next time you are confronted with a problem, analyze the data given and then infer. You are bound to find an accurate solution!