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 Missing Clue (Posted on 2004-04-27)
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: 3.2857 (7 votes)

 Subject Author Date re: Learning christ85clark 2021-03-30 07:38:06 Learning William Neon 2020-12-24 01:02:53 answer K Sengupta 2007-11-23 04:27:51 my soln. ravi 2004-08-23 05:01:31 Blue bike Chad 2004-06-07 12:53:22 missing clue sanchi 2004-05-01 05:43:43 re(2): Full Solution (major spoiler) SilverKnight 2004-04-28 12:28:47 Solution notes: Gamer 2004-04-27 20:36:59 re: Full Solution (major spoiler) Lisa 2004-04-27 19:02:59 re: Full Solution (major spoiler) Alec Lanter 2004-04-27 16:42:46 re: Full Solution (major spoiler) Sam 2004-04-27 15:16:35 Full Solution (major spoiler) DJ 2004-04-27 15:10:14 re: Not solvable Sam 2004-04-27 14:50:59 Not solvable Alec Lanter 2004-04-27 14:24:08 Two options Saka Devi 2004-04-27 12:54:58 Solution Brian Smith 2004-04-27 12:19:11 solution jordan 2004-04-27 11:54:26

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