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Calm down, people! (Posted on 2005-10-25) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Mr. and Mrs. Astor, Mr. and Mrs. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Crane, and Mr. and Mrs. Davis were seated around a table as shown:
                      +---+
                      | 1 |
                +---+ +---+ +---+
                | 8 |       | 2 |
                +---+       +---+
            +---+               +---+
            | 7 |       o       | 3 |
            +---+               +---+
                +---+       +---+
                | 6 |       | 4 |
                +---+ +---+ +---+   
                      | 5 |
                      +---+
1) Mrs. Astor was insulted by Mr. Blake who sat next to her on her left.

2) Mr. Blake was insulted by Mrs. Crane who sat opposite him across the center of the table.

3) Mrs. Crane was insulted by the hostess who was the only person who sat between a married couple.

4) The hostess was insulted by the only person who sat between two men.

Who insulted the hostess?

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
Rating: 3.3333 (9 votes)

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Solution re: Re: Charlies computer solution | Comment 27 of 44 |
(In reply to Re: Charlies computer solution by Mindrod)

"no one is sitting between two men in your computer solution."

To quote the computer solution:

Denoting the men with capital letters and women with lower case, the seating sequence, hostess and insulter of the hostess were:

BadAcbDC
hostess was d
C (between D and B)  insulted the hostess

The sequence curves around to meet itself: the end wraps to the beginning, Mr. C is between Mr. D and Mr. B.


  Posted by Charlie on 2005-10-29 17:28:54
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