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Logic Puzzle # 24 Logic Problems Help



Logic Problem Solution:
Summer Jobs at the Shore

Three of the friends have jobs as waiters: at Luck's (introduction), at the 43rd St. Restaurant (clue 1), and at the Atlantis Inn (3), with the other two working as bus boys at Bobby G's and the Sand Dollar (12). All five of the summer employees are named in clue 12: Chris, Updyke, the one working at the pizza parlor, and the two bus boys at Bobby G's and the Sand Dollar; so the first three in the clue all have jobs this summer as waiters. By clue 4, Eric and Vaccaro work as waiters, so Eric either is Updyke or waits tables at the pizza parlor in clue 12. If Eric were working at the pizza parlor, then Vaccaro would be Chris (4, 12). By clue 7, the one working at the grill works as a bus boy, so he would be the fourth friend to Chris Vaccaro, Updyke, and Eric at the pizza parlor. By clue 1, Drew isn't Updyke; nor is he a bus boy at the grill (7). Drew would be the fifth worker. By clue 7, Reese isn't Drew and doesn't work at the grill, so he would be Eric at the pizza parlor--no (11). Therefore, in clues 4 and 12, Eric is Updyke. If Vaccaro (4) were the one waiting tables at the pizza parlor in clue 12, by clue 1, Drew would be a fourth friend to Chris, Eric Updyke, and Vaccaro at the pizza parlor. However, neither Bart (2) nor Alan (8) could be Vaccaro at the pizza parlor. So, Vaccaro (4) is Chris in clue 12. Reese isn't the one working at the pizza parlor (11). By clue 7, then, he is one bus boy and the other bus boy works at the grill. Reese isn't Drew (7) or Bart (11); he is Alan. By clues 10 and 12, then, bus boy Alan is a bus boy at the Sand Dollar, and Bobby G's is a grill. By clue 2, Bart has been hired at Bobby G's, and his surname is Shin. By elimination, Drew Tomlin waits tables at the pizza parlor. Neither Chris (5) nor Alan (10) works at the steak house, so Eric does. Alan then has a job at the Sand Dollar buffet (6) and Chris at the crab house. Neither Chris Vaccaro (3) nor Drew Tomlin (9) is employed at the Atlantis Inn; Eric Updyke is. By clue 1, Drew works at Luck's and Chris at the 43rd St. Restaurant. In sum, the five friends have summer jobs at the Shore as follows:

  • Alan Reese, bus boy at the Sand Dollar buffet
  • Bart Shin, bus boy at Bobby G's grill
  • Drew Tomlin, waiter at Luck's pizza parlor
  • Eric Updyke, waiter at the Atlantis Inn steak house
  • Chris Vaccaro, waiter at the 43rd St. Restaurant crab house



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