Thursday, July 05, 2007

Questions About Ties

A couple of seemingly simple questions:

If a contest ends in a tie, does that mean that both competitors won or that neither won? If you think that it means that neither won, then does it make sense to say that two teams are tied for first place in a league? Shouldn't they be tied for second with no one in first?

Is there a difference between a tie, a draw, and a stalemate?