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Missing Clue (Posted on 2004-04-27) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Logical Larry was upset to learn that his recent submission to a logic problem magazine had multiple solutions. As it turns out, the magazine editor accidentally omitted one of his clues.

Here is the clue as it was printed:

Four children (Betty, Bobby, Billy, and Brian) enter a store selling bikes, balls, and balloons, each of which come in blue, brown, or beige.

From the clues below, determine what each child purchased:

  1. Betty did not purchase a balloon.

  2. Bobby and Billy purchased the same color item, which was not brown. Betty and Bobby purchased the same item.

  3. Betty thought it best to purchase a brown item.

  4. Brian is the only one who purchased both his item and his color.

  5. A brown ball was not purchased. Neither was a blue bike.
The missing clue should have read, "A balloon was not purchased by _________" However, Larry cannot remember what should be in the blank to make the problem solvable.

What should be in the blank?

See The Solution Submitted by Jeff    
Rating: 3.1667 (6 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
answerK Sengupta2007-11-23 04:27:51
my soln.ravi2004-08-23 05:01:31
Blue bikeChad2004-06-07 12:53:22
missing cluesanchi2004-05-01 05:43:43
re(2): Full Solution (major spoiler)SilverKnight2004-04-28 12:28:47
Solution notes:Gamer2004-04-27 20:36:59
re: Full Solution (major spoiler)Lisa2004-04-27 19:02:59
re: Full Solution (major spoiler)Alec Lanter2004-04-27 16:42:46
re: Full Solution (major spoiler)Sam2004-04-27 15:16:35
SolutionFull Solution (major spoiler)DJ2004-04-27 15:10:14
re: Not solvableSam2004-04-27 14:50:59
Not solvableAlec Lanter2004-04-27 14:24:08
SolutionTwo optionsSaka Devi2004-04-27 12:54:58
SolutionBrian Smith2004-04-27 12:19:11
Solutionsolutionjordan2004-04-27 11:54:26
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