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 Murderous Performer (Posted on 2013-03-22)
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Vera,one of the performers in a play,was murdered in her dressing room. The following facts refers to the dressing rooms shown above. Each of the five performers in the play - Vera, Adam, Babe, Clay and Dawn - had his or her own dressing room.
1. The killer's dressing room and Vera's dressing room border on the same number of rooms.
2. Vera's dressing room borders on Adam's dressing room and on Babe's dressing room.
3. Clay's dressing room and Dawn's dressing room are the same size.
4. Babe's dressing room does not border on Clay's dressing room.
5. The five rooms come in precisely two distinct sizes. (For example, rooms 2, 3 and 4 have the same size.)
Who killed Vera?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta No Rating

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 the computer method Comment 3 of 3 |

DATA 42,1453,25,125,423

DATA 1,2,2,2,1
FOR i = 1 TO 5: READ size(i): NEXT

vabcd\$ = "12345": h\$ = vabcd\$
DO
FOR k = 1 TO 4 ' a to d
kdress = VAL(MID\$(vabcd\$, k + 1, 1))
vdress = VAL(LEFT\$(vabcd\$, 1))
bdress\$ = MID\$(vabcd\$, 3, 1)
cdress = VAL(MID\$(vabcd\$, 4, 1))
ddress = VAL(MID\$(vabcd\$, 5, 1))
IF size(cdress) = size(ddress) THEN
IF INSTR(adj\$(cdress), bdress\$) = 0 THEN
PRINT vabcd\$, MID\$("ABCD", k, 1)
END IF
END IF
END IF
END IF
NEXT k
permute vabcd\$
LOOP UNTIL vabcd\$ = h\$

finds

45132         A
as the rooms for
VABCD and the ^

respecively |
murderer

 Posted by Charlie on 2013-03-22 15:51:12

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