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can you help me figure this question out? In a race with five people, Betty finished ahead of David, and the same number of people finished before Betty that finished after David. Adam finished before Charles,and Betty finished after Edward. Who finished in 3rd place?

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    Betty finished ahead of David.
    D B
    The same number of people finished before Betty that finished after David.
    - D B -
    Betty finished after Edward.
    - - D B E
    Clearly, David's in 3rd. No one beat Edward.

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