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- What is the difference between Steve and Steveston in their ages?

If you have Clark, David, John and Steve in order and their last names (not in order) are Clarkson, Davidson Johnston and Steveston, where the difference in age between Clark and Clarkson is 1, the difference between David and Davidson is 2, the difference between John and Johnston is 3.

What is the difference between Steve and Steveston in their ages?

First names in order: Clark, David, John and Steve

Last names NOT in order: Clarkson, Davidson Johnston and Steveston

Difference in age: Clark - Clarkson = 1

David - Davidson = 2

John - Johnston = 3

Steve - Steveston = ?

I could just probably follow the trend and say Steve - Steveston = 4.

But there is also the possibility that Steve and Steveston are the same person and therefore the difference in the age is 0, because it could be that Clark, David and John are matched with Clarkson, Davidson and Johnston in some order, which leaves us with Steve having the last name of Steveston and therefore the age difference between Steve and Steveston is 0 (simply because they are the same person).

But how can we know definitely? I am sure I am missing something, so any help would be appreciate it, thanks.

Kind regards.

What is the difference between Steve and Steveston in their ages?

**My attempt:**First names in order: Clark, David, John and Steve

Last names NOT in order: Clarkson, Davidson Johnston and Steveston

Difference in age: Clark - Clarkson = 1

David - Davidson = 2

John - Johnston = 3

Steve - Steveston = ?

I could just probably follow the trend and say Steve - Steveston = 4.

But there is also the possibility that Steve and Steveston are the same person and therefore the difference in the age is 0, because it could be that Clark, David and John are matched with Clarkson, Davidson and Johnston in some order, which leaves us with Steve having the last name of Steveston and therefore the age difference between Steve and Steveston is 0 (simply because they are the same person).

But how can we know definitely? I am sure I am missing something, so any help would be appreciate it, thanks.

Kind regards.