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?
Mr Robins lives in New York, Mr John must live is Columbus, since he cannot be the conductors neighbor, as his salary is not divisible by 3. Therefore Mr. Smith lives halfway. As the conductor is called John, and Smithe cannot be the fireman, the fireman must be Robins, and the engineer is called Smith
Posted by Detti
on 2004-10-05 11:20:43