Saturday, February 04, 2006

Puzzles to puzzle you!!

Q1) There are five houses in a row, each of different color, and inhabited by five different people of different nationalities, with different pets, favorite drinks and favorite sports. Use the clues below to determine who owns the monkey and who drinks water.

1. The Englishman lives in the red house.
2. The Spaniard owns the dog.
3. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
4. The Russian drinks tea.
5. The green house is immediately to the right of white house.
6. The hockey player owns hamsters.
7. The football player lives in the yellow house.
8. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
9. The American lives in the first house to the left.
10. The table tennis player lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
11. The football player lives next to the house where the horse is kept.
12. The basketball player drinks orange juice.
13. The Japanese likes baseball.
14. The American lives next to the blue house.

Q2) Ten students, sitting in 2 rows of 5 each, took their 500-point final exam in advanced calculus. The students’ scores were all multiples of ten with no two of then receiving the same score. Use the following clues and the professor’s seating chart below to determine which student sat in which seats and the test score each student earned.

1. Hugh sat next to both Ida and to the student making 82%, which was the lowest grade on the test.
2. George and the student scoring 470 sat in diagonally opposite corner seats.
3. Chuck sat somewhere between Bill and the student scoring 410, although these 3 students are not necessarily in the same row. Similarly, Ann sat somewhere between Eve and the student scoring 490.
4. The sum of the scores of the students sitting in the first column is 880.
5. Jerry’s score was 10 points better than Dolly’s but 50 points less than Frank’s.
6. The average score of those in the Column 2 is the same as that of those in Column 4, but is 5 points less than the average of those in Column 3.
7. The student with the lowest score of those in the first row sat directly in the front of the student with the highest score of those in the second row.
8. The average test score of those in the first row is 46 points higher than the average of those in the second row.

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