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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 07:15 am
Four married couples, Mr. & Mrs. White, Mr. & Mrs. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, and Mr. & Mrs. Black had dinner together. They sat at the round table in such a way that men and women alternated, but all the married couples were separated. Mrs. White sat with Mr. Green immediately on her left and Mr. Black immediately on her right.. Mr. White sat next to Mrs. Black. Who was sitting to the right to Mrs. Green?

Discuss the steps which led you to your solution. Is your solution unique? Provide a convincing argument to support your conclusion.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 03:26 am
@Valedictum,
Valedictum wrote:
Who was sitting to the right to Mrs. Green?


Mr Brown.

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Discuss the steps which led you to your solution. Is your solution unique? Provide a convincing argument to support your conclusion.


The riddle gives us:

Mr. Green - Mrs. White - Mr. Black __________Mrs. Black - Mr. White _________

Or

Mr. Green - Mrs. White - Mr. Black __________Mr. White - Mrs. Black _________

The blanks need to be filled with the three remaining people: Mr. Brown, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Green.

I just tried plugging them in and came up with this combination that works:

Mr. Green - Mrs. White - Mr. Black - Mrs. Green - Mr. Brown - Mrs. Black - Mr. White - Mrs. Brown

I'm not sure if that's the only way to solve it, but I don't immediately see any other ways it would work.
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