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#1 2009-01-07 18:39:49

rishicomplex
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how do you find the solution/

The Puzzle: Four people are traveling to different places on different types of transport.

Their names are: Rachel, John, Mr.Jones and Cindy.

They either went on train, car, plane or ship.

* Mr.Jones hates flying
* Cindy has to rent her vehicle
* John gets seasick

(Submitted by Praise Cano)

this is a question on this site in the logic section

Solution:

Cindy: car,
Mr.Jones: train,
John: plane, and
Rachel: ship.

I understand how you get Cindy:car,
But how do you get the rest?

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#2 2009-01-08 01:08:44

mathsyperson
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Re: how do you find the solution/

It looks like that puzzle doesn't have just one solution, so you won't be able to find an answer with just logic.

Fill in that Cindy needs to go by car, then try matching the other three people with transports until you find a combination that fits all the rules.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#3 2009-01-08 01:12:33

JaneFairfax
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Re: how do you find the solution/

Unfortunately the clues are not sufficient to solve the whole problem uniquely. The following two solutions, for example, are also consistent with the clues.

Hence there are three possible solutions to this problem. You need more clues to solve the problem with a unique solution.

Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-01-08 01:14:47)

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#4 2009-01-09 05:01:21

rishicomplex
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Re: how do you find the solution/

so how do we inform the guys on the site that there's a problem?

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#5 2017-07-14 16:37:13

Monox D. I-Fly
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Re: how do you find the solution/

Just give the link to this thread there.

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