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).
- 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.
- 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.
- The shelf belonging to the Forbes child and the one which holds a box of crayons are both even-numbered shelves.
- Darren's toy and the set of blocks sit side-by-side on shelves that are above the fire engine.
- The teddy bear is on the shelf directly below Monica's and directly above the McKenna child's.
(In reply to Correct (?) Solution
by John Reid)
Rats. I knew there was something wrong with my results, but I couldn't work out what. My problem was in the order of the shelves. I could have sworn the puzzle said "numbered left to right, then top to bottom," so I had them
which then messed everything else up... Good job John for catching that.
Posted by sam
on 2003-09-07 20:28:29