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Whodunit Part 3: Speeding Along (Posted on 2004-08-20) Difficulty: 4 of 5
After finding where the five suspects' houses were located, Bill Bonche visited each of the houses and noted what car each suspect had in the driveway, along with the description of each car. He also found out another piece of information by seeing a recent birthday card in their back seats. Using the given information, figure out the age of each suspect (37, 27, 22, 25, and 33), the car that they drive and its color, and the pennant they have on their antennae.
  1. The green car's owner is 3 years older than the Mustang's owner, who is 12 years younger than the owner of the car with the Rams pennant on it.

  2. The owner of the Hummer was between 23 and 30 years old, had a pennant of a team with at least one I in its name, and is a color that is five letters long.

  3. The blue and red cars have either the Raiders or the Rams pennant on their car, but the 27 year-old-suspect didn't own the red one.

  4. Every car shares at least one letter of its name with the pennant that is on it, with the exception of the Hummer.

  5. The 27 year-old-suspect had the Raiders pennant on their car. The Packers pennant was on the Mustang.

  6. The suspect who was 33 had the black Corvette.

No Solution Yet Submitted by matt runchey    
Rating: 1.4286 (7 votes)

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Solution No Subject | Comment 30 of 32 |

I am truly shocked and disturbed about not only this posting, but also some of the solutions posted.

In this problem, there are a number of things that can not be solved because the problem does not include them. These are:

The color of the Mustang, the types of cars that blue and red cars are, and the teams on the penants of the hummer and the corvette. There are guide lines limiting possibilites, but not narrowing it to only one, therefore I find this question to be incomplete.

The fact that the problem is incomplete does not bother me excessively. What does is the lack of ingenuity of the posters of solutions. It looks like nobody did much more than just copy and paste other peoples solutions. With a myriad of possible solutions I find this unbelieveable.

Here is my solution which is as far as possible removed from any other posting so far on this board.

22   Gold          Mustang            Packers

25   Green        Hummer            Tigers

27   Blue           Civic                 Raiders

33   Black          Corvette           Red Wings

37   Red             Lamborghini      Rams

  Posted by anonymous user on 2004-12-08 15:19:02
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