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  1. Sep 24, 2006 #1
    WHAT DID EACH OF THESE WOMAN BUY IN THE FOLLOWING SCENARIO AND HOW DID YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR ANSWER?

    Ms. Adams, Ms. Baker, Ms. Catt, Ms. Dodge, Ms. Ennis, and Ms. Fisk all went shopping one morning at the Emporium, Each woman went directly to the floor carrying the article that she wanted to buy, and each woman bought only one article. The purchases were a book, a dress, a handbag, a necktie, a hat, and a lamp.

    All the women except Ms. Adams entered the elevator on the main floor. Two men also entered the elevator. Two women, Ms. Catt and the one who bought the necktie, got off at the second floor. Dresses were sold on the third floor. The two men got off at the fourth floor. The woman who bought the lamp got off at the fifth floor, leaving Ms. Fisk all alone to get off at the sixth floor.

    The next day Ms. Baker, who received the handbag as a surprise gift from one of the women who got off at the second floor, met her husband returning the necktie that one of the other women had given him. If books are sold on the main floor, and Ms. Ennis was the sixth person to get out of the elevator, what did each of these women buy?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2006 #2

    DaveC426913

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    <rant>
    Oh how I hate these puzzles. It's always the exact same puzzle with different lighting. After you've done one of these, why would you want to do another?
    </rant>
     
  4. Sep 25, 2006 #3
    The question is also has some flaws in the wording. The wording is a bit ambiguous, despite the fact that I think I know what was intended.

    A bit clearer:
    DaveE
     
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