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The first group of trainee astronauts are all sitting around the table, waiting to start their first day of training.
From the clues given below, can work out where everyone sits?
Note: Seat 1 is next to Seat 2 and Seat 8, etc. Seat 5 is across from Seat 1, and Seat 7 is across from Seat 3, etc. Seat 2 is a higher seat number that Seat 1, etc.
1. William is next to Alisa and Nick.
2. William is across from Gabbie.
3. Amanda is next to Sarah.
4. Sarah is across from Eric.
5. Nick is next to Eric.
6. Sydney is at Seat 4 and sits next to Gabbie
7. Gabbie has a higher seat number than Sydney.
8. Alisa is not in Seat 2.
Answer:
Seat 1 = William
Seat 2 = Nick
Seat 3 = Eric
Seat 4 = Sydney
Seat 5 = Gabbie
Seat 6 = Amanda
Seat 7 = Sarah
Seat 8 = Alisa
Sydney is in Seat 4 and she is next to Gabbie (Clue 6), so Gabbie is in either Seat 3 or Seat 5. But Gabbie has a higher seat number than Sydney (Clue 7). Therefore Gabbie is in Seat 5.
William is across from Gabbie (Clue 2) and therefore is in Seat 1.
William is next to Alisa and Nick (Clue 1), so Alisa and Nick are in Seat 2 and Seat 8 (either way around). But Alisa is not in Seat 2 (Clue 8). Therefore Alisa is in Seat 8 and Nick is in Seat 2.
Nick is next to Eric (Clue 5) so can only be in Seat 3.
Sarah is across from Eric (Clue 4), and therefore is in Seat 7.
Amanda is next to Sarah (Clue 3) and can only be in Seat 6.
Puzzle 30
Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three letters. These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and all chunks are used. Can you determine what the 10 words are?
rbr ent ard man tor rbo
and ban con erf dst dli
fly spa dra dif hai ght
per all fis ove ush hea
new gon fer wat her duc
Hint: These are the first letters of the words: W, O, B, H, D, F, C, N, H, D.
Answer:
wat + erf + all = waterfall
ove + rbo + ard = overboard
ban + dst + and = bandstand
hai + rbr + ush = hairbrush
dif + fer + ent = different
fis + her + man = fisherman
con + duc + tor = conductor
new + spa + per = newspaper
hea + dli + ght = headlight
dra + gon + fly = dragonfly
Hint: Adrian had been teaching 6 years longer than Betty.
Answer:
Adrian had been teaching 21 years.
Betty had been teaching 15 years.
Charles had been teaching 7 years.
Adrian and Betty had been teaching for a total of 36 years.
Charles and Betty had been teaching for a total of 22 years.
Charles and Adrian had been teaching for a total of 28 years.
Let Adrian = A, Betty = B and Charles = C, then:
A + B = 36 [1] C + B = 22 [2] C + A = 28 [3]
If we use [3]  [2] we have:
A  B = 6 [4]
If we use [1] + [4] we have:
2A = 42 A = 21
By [1] B = 15. By [3] C = 7.
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