"Yes, I Want To Be a Millionaire"
by Randall L. Whipkey
The six contestants who appeared last weekend on the hit television
program "Yes, I Want To Be a Millionaire" all failed to reach TV's
big money jackpot. Each of the six missed a multiple choice question
that would have doubled his or her winnings, with the six winning among
them cash prizes of $1,000, $2,000, $4,000, $8,000, $16,000, and
$32,000. From the clues that follow, can you solve the $1,000,000 Logic
Problem by finding each "Millionaire" contestant's full name, the amount
he or she took home, and the order in which the six appeared on the
- Winona won twice as much as Defarge did.
- Marie, Paul, and Yokum all flew from New York into Burbank, where
the program is taped, for a chance at the $1,000,000.
- These three contestants appeared consecutively, first to last,
on "Yes, I Want To Be a Millionaire": Jack, Grayson, and the
person who took home the $2,000 prize.
- Bergman won half as much on the show as Albert did.
- Winona was followed immediately in the "hot seat" by the $1,000
winner, who was followed immediately as a contestant by Sanza.
- Paul was eliminated from the million dollar chase before he even
got to the $16,000 multiple choice question.
- Linda's cash winnings were twice those of Wong, who immediately
followed Linda onto the program.
- Marie missed an earlier question and never got to the one for
- Jack and Sanza brought their mothers as guests on the set.
- Defarge's "Millionaire" appearance was earlier than Winona's.
Logic Problem Solution
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