Christmas Trees

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Christmas trees are planted in a rectangular array of 10 rows and 12 columns. The farmer chooses the shortest tree in each of the columns and then marks the tallest of these 12 shortest trees with a letter A. Then the farmer chooses the tallest tree from each of the rows and marks the shortest of these 10 tallest trees with a letter B. Which is the taller tree, A or B?