Horse Race Puzzle

By | May 17, 2014

The horse race puzzle is a classic interview puzzle asked by many tech companies . The puzzle is like this
Puzzle : There are 25 horses among which you need to find out the fastest 3 horses. You can conduct race among at most 5 horses in a single race to find out their relative speed. At no point you can find out the actual speed of the horse in a race. Find out minimum number of races are required to find the 3 horses.

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2 thoughts on “Horse Race Puzzle

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  2. surya

    i think its 6 races

    after 1 race divide the remaining horses 20 into 5 groups each with 4 horses , and include the winning horse in the next race.

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