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 Extraordinary Characteristics (Posted on 2012-11-06)
Adam, Brad, and Cole are three extraordinary men, each having exactly three extraordinary characteristics.
1. Two are extraordinarily intelligent, two are extraordinarily hand-some, two are extraordinarily strong, two are extraordinarily witty, and one is extraordinarily empathic.

2. Of Adam it is true that:
• If he is extraordinarily witty, he is extraordinarily handsome.
• If he is extraordinarily handsome, he is not extraordinarily intelligent.

3. Of Brad it is true that:
• If he is extraordinarily witty, he is extraordinarily intelligent.
• If he is extraordinarily intelligent, he is extraordinarily hand-some.

4. Of Cole it is true that:
• If he is extraordinarily handsome, he is extraordinarily strong.
• If he is extraordinarily strong, he is not extraordinarily witty.
Who is extraordinarily empathic?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta No Rating

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 computer solution | Comment 1 of 4

FOR stupid = 1 TO 3
FOR ugly = 1 TO 3
FOR weak = 1 TO 3
FOR dull = 1 TO 3
FOR emp = 1 TO 3

good = 1
IF dull <> 1 AND ugly = 1 THEN good = 0
IF ugly <> 1 AND stupid <> 1 THEN good = 0

IF dull <> 2 AND stupid = 2 THEN good = 0
IF stupid <> 2 AND ugly = 2 THEN good = 0

IF ugly <> 3 AND weak = 3 THEN good = 0
IF weak <> 3 AND dull <> 3 THEN good = 0

atot = (stupid <> 1) + (ugly <> 1) + (weak <> 1) + (dull <> 1) + (emp = 1)
btot = (stupid <> 2) + (ugly <> 2) + (weak <> 2) + (dull <> 2) + (emp = 2)
ctot = (stupid <> 3) + (ugly <> 3) + (weak <> 3) + (dull <> 3) + (emp = 3)

atot = ABS(atot)
btot = ABS(btot)
ctot = ABS(ctot)

IF atot <> 3 OR btot <> 3 OR ctot <> 3 THEN good = 0

IF good THEN
PRINT emp
PRINT stupid; ugly; weak; dull
PRINT
END IF

NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT

PRINT "stupid ugly weak dull"

results in:

` 3 1  3  2  3`
` 3 1  3  3  2  stupid ugly weak dull `

This shows that Cole (my #3) is extraordinarily empathetic.

Cole (3) is not extra-handsome.
Lacking in extra strength and wit would be Brad (2) and Cole (3), but not necessarily in that order.

 Posted by Charlie on 2012-11-06 14:23:54

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