2015 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 5

Problem

David, Hikmet, Jack, Marta, Rand, and Todd were in a $12$-person race with $6$ other people. Rand finished $6$ places ahead of Hikmet. Marta finished $1$ place behind Jack. David finished $2$ places behind Hikmet. Jack finished $2$ places behind Todd. Todd finished $1$ place behind Rand. Marta finished in $6$th place. Who finished in $8$th place?

$\textbf{(A) } \text{David} \qquad\textbf{(B) } \text{Hikmet} \qquad\textbf{(C) } \text{Jack} \qquad\textbf{(D) } \text{Rand} \qquad\textbf{(E) } \text{Todd}$

Solution

Because Marta was $6$th, Jack was $5$th, so Todd was $3$rd. Thus, Rand was $2$nd and the 8th place finisher was $\boxed{\mathbf{(B)}\ \mathrm{Hikmet}}$

See Also

2015 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 4
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Problem 6
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