# School running competition

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Matt is the fiftieth fastest and the fiftieth slowest runner in his school. Assuming no two runners are the same speed.
How many runners are in Matt’s school?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 1st September 2019 in

Answer – 99 runners in Matt’s school.

Explanation-
If Matt is the fiftieth fastest runner, he would be number 50 in the sequence 1, 2, 3…50. To be the fiftieth slowest, he’d have to be number 50 in the sequence 50, 51, 52…99, since there are fifty numbers from 50 to 99 inclusive.

SherlockHolmes Expert Answered on 2nd September 2019.

There are 99 runners in Matt’s school.

Ari Guru Answered on 25th January 2020.

99 runners.
50+49 coz he’s the one in the first 50

Swasthiksbhat Curious Answered on 3rd August 2020.

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