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Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By AlwaysOnStagePremium member
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 07:30 PM

For my math class, I needed to make a logic puzzle like the ones on logic-puzzles.org. I love solving them, but I'm not sure if I did a good job making one. So, before I turn it in I was hoping someone would solve it to make sure I wrote it in a way that it CAN be solved. (It shouldn't be too hard, if I did it right.)

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Here you go:
Tally, Shay, David and Zane all go to the movies together. They sit in a row with seats numbered 1,2,3 and 4. Each person bought a different concession: popcorn, soda, MnMs and licorice. Discover the seat number and concession of each person.
1. Shay did not have MnMs, nor did she sit in seat #2.
2. Seat #3 bought the soda.
3. Tally and Zane are sitting as far apart as they can.
4. The person with the popcorn is in seat #2.
5. The four people are Tally, the one who bought licorice, the one who bought soda and the person sitting in seat number 2.
6. Zane is in seat #4.
7. Tally and David are sitting next to each other.


Bonus points for anyone who knows why I picked those names.

6 Replies to Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve

re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By SOADftwmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 07:46 PM
I think I've got it.

Seat 1 - Tally with licorice
Seat 2 - David with popcorn
Seat 3 - Shay with soda
Seat 4 - Zane with m&ms

I only know the bonus question because I Googled it :P So I won't spoil it for anyone who genuinely knows the answer.
re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By AlwaysOnStagePremium member
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 07:48 PM
That isn't what my key should be but it's close. If someone else get's that same thing then I clearly did something wrong. Thanks for doin' it: I don't want to make a fool of myself in class.

And I find it AWESOME that you Googled my names.
re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By Sumayah
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 08:13 PM
I got:

Seat 1: Tally with M&M's
Seat 2: David with popcorn
Seat 3: Shay with Soda
Seat 4: Zane with licorice

And I had no idea your names so I google'd them too, looks interesting. :D
re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By BgirlDoesBallet
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 08:19 PM
Edited by BgirlDoesBallet (212171) on 2010-02-05 20:20:52
Tally: M&Ms; Seat 1
Shay: Soda; Seat 3
Zane: Licorice; Seat 4
David: Popcorn; Seat 2

Bonus
Spoiler: Show
Uglies/Pretties/Specials/Extras- all wonderful books!
re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By skyekytti
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 08:23 PM
I got the same answers as the above two posters- and I instantly knew where you got the names haha.
re: Homework Help - Logic Puzzle for Someone to Solve
By AlwaysOnStagePremium member
On Fri Feb 05, 2010 08:27 PM
Sweet! Thanks, Guys. That's what I was intending it to be.

Spoiler: Show
I just re-read the entire series from beginning to end this week. :) I love books that give an alternate society/reality. Absolutely love them. I was thinking of trying to do a "book club" on the book board and have anyone who wants to read it and then have a big discussion on the plausibility of it all.

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