Riddle: If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place. What place would you be in now?
If you want to solve this riddle, think about a race. Let’s suppose that there are 7 people running. You are running, too, among them. If you just passed the second person, you were in the third place.
So, now as you have crossed the second person the race, you are now in the second position in the race. You are not in the first place because you haven’t crossed the first person. In a race, you take the nth position by crossing the nth person. You have crossed the second person, now you are the second person.
The answer is: You would be in 2nd, not 1st.