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Bob, Jack, Sam, Marley, and Tom are five friends standing in a queue to purchase movie tickets. They decide to stand in the increasing order of their ages, with the youngest among them reaching the counter first.
1) Bob is two years older than Marley.
2) Sam is a year younger than Tom and older than Bob.
3) Marley is a year older than Jack.
Who stands the farthest from the counter?

A
Bob
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Jack
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Sam
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D
Tom
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Solution

The correct option is D Tom
Bob is two years older than Marley. He stands behind Marley in the counter.

Sam is a year younger than Tom and older than Bob. He stands in front of Tom and behind Bob.

Marley is a year older than Jack. He stands behind Jack.

So, their respective positions in front of the counter are shown below.

Therefore, Tom stands the farthest from the counter.


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