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 School Shelves (Posted on 2003-09-06)
Frances Farrell loves children. Having chosen to stay at home during her child's early years, she enthusiastically opened a small nursery school to care for her own child and five other preschoolers. In the entry-way stand a bookcase with six numbered compartments (numbered top to bottom, then left to right), each assigned to a different child for his or her possesions, including a favorite toy.

From the information given, determine each child's full name (one girl's first name is Janet), shelf assignment, and favorite toy (one is a puzzle).
1. Kevin and the Baker child, who are the two tallest children, are assigned the two top shelves, while the Lorenz child, who is the third tallest, has a shelf with a higher number than Mark's.

2. Holly has a higher shelf than the Collins child, who has a shelf located immediately to the right of the one containing a picture book.

3. The shelf belonging to the Forbes child and the one which holds a box of crayons are both even-numbered shelves.

4. Darren's toy and the set of blocks sit side-by-side on shelves that are above the fire engine.

5. The teddy bear is on the shelf directly below Monica's and directly above the McKenna child's.

 See The Solution Submitted by DJ Rating: 4.3478 (23 votes)

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(In reply to Solution by Sam)

In this solution, the Lorenz child's box number is lower than Mark's. The Forbes child has an odd numbered box (I assume what's meant is box number in the puzzle, even though two boxes apparently are on each level(shelf).).
 Posted by Charlie on 2003-09-06 16:54:41

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