From a standard pack of cards, I remove four cards, one of each suit, and one of each of he ranks Jack, Queen, King and Ace. I lay them out in a line face downwards. Now, you have been given the following facts:
(a) The Heart isnít next to the Club.
(b) No card is next to its immediate senior in rank.
(c) The colors of the suits alternate.
(d) The king and Queen are facing opposite directions.
Identify the four cards and their correct order.
(In reply to Unique solution - others wrong....
According to http://www.madore.org/~david/misc/cards.html, only the King and Queen of Spades look to our right (their left). All the others look to our left (their right). So the King of Hearts and the Queen of Clubs would look in the same direction. This is for English language cards.
Under this condition, either the King or the Queen must be the spade. I don't think this is possible under the conditions given.
The above link is from the Wikipedia article on playing cards.
Edited on June 18, 2007, 4:25 pm
Posted by Charlie
on 2007-06-18 16:01:23