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Joe
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:05 am
 
Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke, Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the Duchess
is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men.
4. Sorn is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess.
5. Brint is not the Marquis.

Name Title Age
 
Jon Haugsand
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:05 am
 
* okla_joe@cox.net
Quote:
Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke, Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the Duchess
is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men.
4. Sorn is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess.
5. Brint is not the Marquis.

Name Title Age

Flard Marquis 25
Brint Duke 30
Sorn Baron 35
Draz Queen 40
Velve Duchess 45

The information that Sorn is not 40 is not neccesary as Sorn is
younger than the Queen and the Duchess, and therefore can neither be
40 nor 45.

--
Jon Haugsand
Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo, Norway, mailto:jonhaug@ifi.uio.no
http://www.ifi.uio.no/~jonhaug/, Phone: +47 22 85 24 92
 
Jon Haugsand
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:05 am
 
* okla_joe@cox.net
Quote:
Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke, Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the Duchess
is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men.
4. Sorn is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess.
5. Brint is not the Marquis.

Name Title Age


(The real challenge is to formulate the information in Prolog and get
the solution.)

Spoiler space follows























Flard Marquis 25
Brint Duke 30
Sorn Baron 35
Draz Queen 40
Velve Duchess 45

The information that Sorn is not 40 is not neccesary as Sorn is
younger than the Queen and the Duchess, and therefore can neither be
40 nor 45.

--
Jon Haugsand
Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo, Norway, mailto:jonhaug@ifi.uio.no
http://www.ifi.uio.no/~jonhaug/, Phone: +47 22 85 24 92
 
Joe
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:07 pm
 
Absolutely right!! OklaJoe


"Jon Haugsand" <jonhaug@ifi.uio.no> wrote in message
news:dm64zawsok.fsf@fugazze.ifi.uio.no...
Quote:
* okla_joe@cox.net
Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke,
Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the
Duchess
is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of
these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men.
4. Sorn is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess.
5. Brint is not the Marquis.

Name Title Age

Flard Marquis 25
Brint Duke 30
Sorn Baron 35
Draz Queen 40
Velve Duchess 45

The information that Sorn is not 40 is not neccesary as Sorn is
younger than the Queen and the Duchess, and therefore can neither be
40 nor 45.

--
Jon Haugsand
Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo, Norway, mailto:jonhaug@ifi.uio.no
http://www.ifi.uio.no/~jonhaug/, Phone: +47 22 85 24 92

 
Ed Murphy
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:07 am
 
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 04:04:07 -0800, Joe wrote:

Quote:
Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke, Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the
Duchess is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men. 4. Sorn
is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess. 5. Brint is not the
Marquis.

Name Title Age

The Duchess is older than at least three people (clue 1), so she is either
40 or 45. She is not 40 (clue 4), so she is 45.

Draz is female (clue 3), so she is either the Queen or the Duchess. She
is not the oldest (clue 3; the Duchess is the oldest), so she is the Queen.

Brint is younger than at least two people (clue 2), so he/she is either
25, 30, or 35. If Draz is 35, then Flard is 25 and Sorn is 30 (clue 1),
leaving nowhere to put Brint. So Draz is 40.

The Baron is older than at least two people (clue 2), so he is either
35, 40, or 45. He is not 40 (Queen Draz is) or 45 (the Duchess is), so
he is 35.

Velve is older than the Baron (clue 2), so he/she is either 40 or
45. He/she is not 40 (Draz is), so he/she is 45.

The youngest one is not Sorn (clue 1), Brint (clue 2), Draz (who is
40) or Velve (who is 45), so it is Flard.

Brint is younger than the Baron (clue 2), so he is either 25 or
30. He is not 25 (Flard is), so he is 30. By elimination, Sorn
is 35.

By elimination, Brint is either the Duke or the Marquis. He is
not the Marquis (clue 5), so he is the Duke. By elimination, Flard
is the Marquis.

25 Marquis Flard
30 Duke Brint
35 Baron Sorn
40 Queen Draz
45 Duchess Velve
 
Joe
Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:05 pm
 
You ciphered that out very well Ed. Good job!! OklaJoe


"Ed Murphy" <emurphy42@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2005.03.31.04.38.09.342752@socal.rr.com...
Quote:
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 04:04:07 -0800, Joe wrote:

Among the royalty in the land of Pirnz are Velve, Brint, Draz, Flard and
Sorn. In no particular order, their titles are Queen, Marquis, Duke,
Baron
and Duchess.

Their ages are 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. From the clues given, try to
determine the age and title of each of the five.

1. Flard is younger than Sorn who is younger than the Queen but the
Duchess is older than all three.
2. Velve is older than the Baron who is older than Brint but none of
these
three is the youngest.
3. Draz is not the oldest, nor is Draz the name of any of the men. 4.
Sorn
is not 40 years old and neither is the Duchess. 5. Brint is not the
Marquis.

Name Title Age

The Duchess is older than at least three people (clue 1), so she is either
40 or 45. She is not 40 (clue 4), so she is 45.

Draz is female (clue 3), so she is either the Queen or the Duchess. She
is not the oldest (clue 3; the Duchess is the oldest), so she is the
Queen.

Brint is younger than at least two people (clue 2), so he/she is either
25, 30, or 35. If Draz is 35, then Flard is 25 and Sorn is 30 (clue 1),
leaving nowhere to put Brint. So Draz is 40.

The Baron is older than at least two people (clue 2), so he is either
35, 40, or 45. He is not 40 (Queen Draz is) or 45 (the Duchess is), so
he is 35.

Velve is older than the Baron (clue 2), so he/she is either 40 or
45. He/she is not 40 (Draz is), so he/she is 45.

The youngest one is not Sorn (clue 1), Brint (clue 2), Draz (who is
40) or Velve (who is 45), so it is Flard.

Brint is younger than the Baron (clue 2), so he is either 25 or
30. He is not 25 (Flard is), so he is 30. By elimination, Sorn
is 35.

By elimination, Brint is either the Duke or the Marquis. He is
not the Marquis (clue 5), so he is the Duke. By elimination, Flard
is the Marquis.

25 Marquis Flard
30 Duke Brint
35 Baron Sorn
40 Queen Draz
45 Duchess Velve

 
 
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