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Department Managers (Posted on 2004-10-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You are an apprentice at Hyperlogitech Corp. The first thing you learn is every department at Hyperlogitech Corp. has two managers, one of the managers is a Knight, and the other is a Liar. At the first board meeting you attend you ask the managers which department they work for. The responses are as follows:
Fiona: None of Alice, Carol and Eddy are in production.
Alice: Carol is in accounting.
Carol: Eddy and I are in the same department.
Bert:  Dave is the Liar from accounting.
Carol: Fiona is in accounting.
Dave:  At most one of Alice, Carol and Eddy is a liar.
Eddy:  Bert and I are in different departments.
Alice: Fiona is in shipping.
Which managers are in charge of which departments and who are the knights and who are the liars?

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
Rating: 3.2857 (7 votes)

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I set up a grid thing with names going down the side, and KP, LP, KA, LA, KS, LS going across the top.  I started chugging my way through by assuming Alice was KP, but it actually worked out.

Alice: Knight in Production

Bert: Liar in Production

Carol: Liar in Accounting

Dave: Knight in Accounting

Eddy: Knight in Shipping

Fiona: Liar in Shipping

This may not be the only solution.


  Posted by Dustin on 2004-11-01 00:33:57
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