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.
(In reply to My Own Solution
Although cges took care to use gender-neutral names (even if some, like "Stacey" are used overwhelmingly more by one gender than the other. (Jerry Van Dyke"s character as Rob's (Dick Van Dyke)younger brother on the Dick Van Dyke Show was named Stacey), I did notice that he used one of several that is spelled a little differently for females than for males (Bobby/Bobbi; Francis/Frances; Paddy/Pattie, etc.). These should be avoided when possible as much as clearly genderized names.
Posted by TomM
on 2003-01-01 04:12:06