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Will the real engineer please stand up? (Posted on 2004-05-18) Difficulty: 2 of 5
On a train, Smithe, Robins, and John are the fireman, conductor, and the engineer, but NOT respectively. Also aboard the train are three businessmen who have the same names: a Mr. Smithe, a Mr. Robins, and a Mr. John.

Mr. Robins Lives in New York. The conductor lives exactly halfway between Columbus and New York. Mr. John earns exactly $20,000 per year. The conductor's nearest neighbor, one of the passengers, earns exactly three times as much as the conductor. Smithe beats the fireman in billiards. The passenger whose name is the same as the conductor's lives in Columbus.

Who is the Engineer?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Victor Zapana    
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the passanger who's name is the same as the conducors lives in columbus. So the conductors name isn't robins because Mr Robins lives in New york.

The conductor lives between new york and columbus, and somebody else who lives between new york and columbus has a salary divisable by 3. Mr John's salary is not divisable by 3 so it must be mr Smithe, the only passanger left who could live in columbus is Mr John so the conductors name is John.

Smithe beats the fireman in billiard so the fireman is not called Smithe so the fireman must be called Robins.

Therefor the engineer is called Smithe

  Posted by matthew on 2004-08-04 13:31:12
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