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Can you solve the death race riddle? - Alex Gendler

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The night before the Death Race across the Wastelands is set to begin, your uncle, the great inventor Slate Kanoli, got kidnapped by the ruthless No-Side gang. The only way to get him back is to race his Coil Runner against the gang yourself. Win and they’ll give back your uncle. Lose and you’ll forfeit the Coil Runner and all his other creations. Can you win the race? Alex Gendler shows how.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Igor Coric
  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Igor Coric
  • Art Director Igor Coric
  • Animator Igor Coric
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-checker Eden Girma, Eden Girma
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To win the race against the No-Side gang you’ll have to make a death-defying jump – without blowing up in the process. Can you solve the Deadly Race Riddle?

Read about the logical inference rule we used to solve this problem – and the closely related fallacy we avoided. Or get a comprehensive introduction to and overview of propositional logic here.

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TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Director Igor Coric
  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Igor Coric
  • Art Director Igor Coric
  • Animator Igor Coric
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-checker Eden Girma, Eden Girma
  • See more