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Drummer Deduction (Posted on 2012-11-23) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Two women, Arlene and Cheryl, and two men, Burton and Donald, are musicians. They are a pianist, a violinist, a flutist, and a drummer, in some order. On a day they were seated around a square table:
  1. The person who sat across from Burton was the pianist.
  2. The person who sat across from Donald was not the flutist.
  3. The person who sat on Arlene's left was the violinist.
  4. The person who sat on Cheryl's left was not the drummer.
  5. The flutist and the drummer were married.
Who is the drummer?

Note: Each of the flutist and the drummer has precisely one spouse, of the opposite gender.

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Solution Comment 3 of 3 |

Let Arlene=A, Burton = B, Cheryl = C, Donal = D,

Drummer= d, Flutist = f, Pianist = p, Violinist =v then two possibilities are

Solution 1 - Bf, Dd, Ap, Cv

Solution 2 - Bf, Cd, Ap, Dv

But Solution 1 is unacceptable since B & D cannot be a couple of opposite sex.

The drummer is C - Cheryl.



  Posted by Salil on 2013-03-21 01:37:48
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