Acrobats Logic Problem

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There were four acrobats, five grandmas, and one dog at a picinic, when they decided to test their strength. The results were ...

Round 1:

On one side there were four acrobats, each of equal strength.

On the other side were five neighborhood grandmas, each of equal strength.

The result, dead even.

Round 2:

On one side was Ivan, a dog.

Ivan is pitted against two grandmas and one acrobat.

The result, again it was a draw.

Round 3:

Ivan and three of the grandmas were on one side, and

Four acrobats were on the other .

Who will win this third round?












Hint: Draw a diagram to represent each round and its results.


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