# Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Logical Problems - Type 5 (Q.No. 1)
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Four defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?
Burton
Zeller
Jenkins
Calvin
Explanation:
After all the switching was done, Jenkins was directly behind the receiver. Calvin and Burton had fallen. Zeller remained in the rear.
Discussion:
16 comments Page 1 of 2.

HLG SAGAR said:   2 months ago
I think Calvin fails.

Jenkin and Burton are side by side, Burton trips mean he is around the player with the ball.

Zeller is too far, but a person who I am near to the ball right now other than Burton is Jenkin, so Jenkin is the answer.

Akshay said:   4 years ago
I agree what sunny says and that is what will exactly happen. Since Burton has tripped Jenkins will be far away till then Zeller will only defend the ball.

Sunny said:   5 years ago
Zeller, because he will run faster to get the ball, Jenkins also can be far side with Burton.

Dinglio said:   5 years ago
Calvin failed and Bruton tripped, Jenkins was closest. Therefore Jenkins tackled the receiver.
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Wenige said:   5 years ago
It doesn't say that Jenkins tackled anybody. Calvin tried to tackle but missed. Here, The question was which defensive player tackles the receiver, not which defensive player succeed in tackling the receiver.
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Anmol said:   8 years ago
I agree with @Dev Verma.

Dev Verma said:   9 years ago
The scene is like this:

C fils and thus is lying on the ground.

B trips down.

C forms a barrier for Z and also Z is too far.

Thus J is the only one left.

Kashyap said:   9 years ago
Yes, Jenkins was right behind, however it can't be concluded that he tackled the carrier. After Burton tripped, the carrier could have scored a goal before Jenkins even got a chance to tackle. Focus on what happened, and not what could happen.

Out of the four:

1. Calvin tried & missed. Fell down.

2. Burton - Could have tried to tackle, got the ball, however tripped, carrier got the ball back.

2. Jenkins - Was the next in line to tackle. He did tackle, or did not, who knows?

3. Zeller - Jenkins could have missed and fallen as well (nobody knows) and Zeller tackled (or not, because carrier scored).

Snazzy said:   9 years ago
The explanation itself is wrong. @Stanley your method is too complex for me so I'll make a drawing for everyone that helped me.