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You are given threeย tables:ย Students,ย Friendsย andย Packages.ย Studentsย contains two columns:ย IDย andย Name.ย Friendsย contains two columns:ย IDย andย Friend_IDย (IDย of the ONLY best friend).ย Packagesย contains two columns:ย IDย andย Salaryย (offered salary in $ย thousandsย per month).

Column Type
ID Integer
Name String
Column Type
ID Integer
Friend_ID Integer
Column Type
ID Integer
Salary Float

Write a query to output the names of those students whoseย best friends got offered a higher salary than them. Names must be ordered by the salary amount offered to the best friends. It is guaranteed that no two students got same salary offer.

Sample Input

ID Friend_Id
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 1
ID Name
1 Ashley
2 Samantha
3 Julia
4 Scarlet
ID Name
1 15.20
2 10.06
3 11.55
4 12.12

Sample Output




  • Samanthaโ€™sย best friend got offered a higher salary than her at 11.55
  • Juliaโ€™sย best friend got offered a higher salary than her at 12.12
  • Scarletโ€™sย best friend got offered a higher salary than her at 15.2
  • Ashleyโ€™sย best friend did NOT get offered a higher salary than her

The name output, when ordered by the salary offered to their friends, will be:

  • Samantha
  • Julia
  • Scarlet


Solution โ€“ Placements

MySQL Code
selectย temp1.sn
fromย (selectย S.IDย si,S.Nameย sn,P.Salaryย psย fromย Studentsย Sย joinย Packagesย Pย onย S.ID=P.ID)ย 
temp1ย joinย (selectย FF.IDย fi,FF.Friend_IDย fd,PP.Salaryย ppsย fromย Friendsย 
FFย joinย Packagesย PPย onย FF.Friend_ID=pp.ID)ย temp2ย onย temp1.si=temp2.fiย andย temp1.ps<temp2.pps
orderย byย temp2.ppsย asc;



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