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 Marriage Muse (Posted on 2013-05-03)
Four men -- Aaron, Barry, Colin & David and four women -- Marie, Norma, Olive & Pearl -- attended a wedding.
1. One of the four men married one of the four women.
2. If neither Aaron nor Marie got married, then Olive got married.
3. If neither Aaron nor Norma got married, then Barry got married.
4. If neither Barry nor Olive got married, then Colin got married.
5. If neither Colin nor Norma got married, then Marie got married.
Who got married?

 No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta Rating: 2.0000 (1 votes)

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 Another logical approach (spoiler) | Comment 3 of 4 |
Recast the statements as:
(2) A or M or O
(3) A or B or N
(4) B or C or O
(5) C or M or N

Assume N is the bride.
Then from (2), A must be the groom.
from (4), B or C must be the groom.
This is a contradiction, so our assumption is wrong and N is not the bride.

The statements can then be simplified as
(2) A or M or O
(3) A or B
(4) B or C or O
(5) C or M

From (3), the Groom is not C.
From (5), the Bride is therefore M (and not O).
From (4), the Groom must be B.

The only solution is B&M

 Posted by Steve Herman on 2013-05-05 13:44:08

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