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If you are in a running race and you overtake second place, what position are you in now?

you are now second, not first

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Yeah i know its a bit of an easy one but it has caught quite a few of my friends off guard before.

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2nd place, though many people confuse the meaning of overtake and say that you're in 1st.

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Actually, the answer is indeterminate. On a circular track, if you're in first place and overtake second place, you're still in first place.

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Actually, the answer is indeterminate. On a circular track, if you're in first place and overtake second place, you're still in first place.

actually thats ture but all the runners have to be very slow then

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actually thats ture but all the runners have to be very slow then

The question didn't specify anything about relative speeds. You could also pass someone and not change your relative position, if you're a lap behind the person you overtake.

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actually thats ture but all the runners have to be very slow then

Happens in the 10,000 meters

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Over taking any position in a race puts the runner in that place. In this one, becoming second.

Lol, not first.

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Over taking any position in a race puts the runner in that place. In this one, becoming second.

Lol, not first.

So you lap last place and become last .....Mmmmmm!

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you could have been lapped by everyone making u last, but then u came back and you unlapped second place still making you last :S

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There are three diffrent answers, depending on the lap you are on and the lap the person in second place before you overtake him or her is on.

You end up in second place, with the person you just overtook now in third place.

You stay in first place, even though you have lapped second place.

You stay in the posision you were in, but you have undone a lapping. Therefore, if you was last, you stay in last, and if you was in fourth place, you would still be in fourth place.

However, if you pass another person AT THE SAME TIME, and that person is first, AND you are on the same lap as both second AND first, this fourth answer is correct.

You are now in first place, having gained two places.

And there you have it.

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2nd place, though many people confuse the meaning of overtake and say that you're in 1st.

It's not the expression OVERTAKE,it's just how people think about it...everybody I asked this first said 1ST,then thought about it for 5 secs,then said 2ND.

I didn't even ask them in english,so...it's not the expression...

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There are three diffrent answers, depending on the lap you are on and the lap the person in second place before you overtake him or her is on.

You end up in second place, with the person you just overtook now in third place.

You stay in first place, even though you have lapped second place.

You stay in the posision you were in, but you have undone a lapping. Therefore, if you was last, you stay in last, and if you was in fourth place, you would still be in fourth place.

However, if you pass another person AT THE SAME TIME, and that person is first, AND you are on the same lap as both second AND first, this fourth answer is correct.

You are now in first place, having gained two places.

And there you have it.

My God,you really gave a HUGE thought about it,huh?

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