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Which Game? (Posted on 2002-12-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Five of your relatives are having a Sunday Football party. You have to decide which one you are going to by solving the problem of how they are related to you, what snacks they are serving, and what team they are cheering for.

Their names are Pat, Chris, PJ, Stacey, and Bobbi. They are your Cousin, Uncle, Mother, Brother, or Sister. They serve Popcorn, Chips, Carrot Sticks, Pizza, or Cookies. They cheer for the Broncos, Raiders, Packers, Cowboys, or Dolphins.

    Neither Chris nor Stacey serves chips (which are served while watching the Broncos).

    The cookies are not served while watching the Packers or Raiders. Pat isn’t your brother (your brother doesn’t serve cookies or pizza.)

    PJ is your cousin (and doesn’t serve cookies or carrot sticks) who watches the Dolphins.

    Your sister doesn’t watch the Broncos or the Packers; and the Packers fan doesn’t serve carrot sticks. Chris is not your brother.

    When you go to Bobbi’s house, pizza is served, but Bobbi is not your uncle.

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Elimination | Comment 4 of 18 |
Btw, I forgot to mention that it was done by a process of elimination:

Stacey is the brother by elimination. (We're told that PJ's the cousin and neither Chris nor Pat is the brother. Also, Bobbi serves pizza so he can't be the brother).

PJ serves popcorn. He/she can't serve pizza (served by Bobbi), cookie nor carrot sticks (we're told), and chips (only for Broncos).

Stacey serves carrot sticks. Doesn't serve popcorn or pizza (served by PJ and Bobbi), and no cookies (brother), and no chips (we're told).

Pat has to serve chips and therefore a Broncos fan. It's down to him and Chris, who doesn't serve chip.

Chris is left with cookies.

Chris is a Cowboys fan, which is the only feasible one of the remaining 3 (not Packers or Raiders since she serves cookies).

Bobbi is a Packers fan. Out of the remaining 2. Since Stacey serves carrot sticks, she can't be a Packers fan.

Stacey is a Raiders fan by default.

Bobbi must be the mother since she's not the uncle and not the sister (since she's a Packers fan).

Chris is the sister, who isn't a Broncos fan.

Lastly, by default, Pat is the uncle.


I hope I didn't miss anything. Sorry to bug you guys with the long boring explanation. Happy New Year.
  Posted by np_rt on 2003-01-01 00:46:13
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