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Training Stars #2 - Logic Puzzles

The second 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.

Puzzle Table

1. Harvey has a higher seat number than Jennie.
2. Peter is across from Harvey.
3. Neither Joyce nor Lia is in seat 8.
4. Rick is across from Kenny, and Rick is also next to Joyce.
5. Lia is next to Kenny.
6. Jennie is at Seat 4 and next to Harvey.
7. Peter is next to Lia.
8. Mark has the remaining seat.

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Answer:
Seat 1 Peter
Seat 2 Lia
Seat 3 Kenny
Seat 4 Jennie
Seat 5 Harvey
Seat 6 Joyce
Seat 7 Rick
Seat 8 Mark

Jennie is in Seat 4 and next to Harvey (Clue 6), so Harvey is in Seat 3 or Seat 5.

Harvey has a higher seat number than Jennie (Clue 1), so Harvey is in Seat 5.

Peter is across from Harvey (Clue 2), so is in Seat 1.

Peter is next to Lia (Clue 7), so Lia is in Seat 8 or Seat 2. But Lia is not in Seat 8 (Clue 3), therefore Lia is in Seat 2.

Lia is next to Kenny (Clue 5), therefore Kenny must be in Seat 3.

Rick is across from Kenny (Clue 4), so must be in Seat 7.

Joyce is next to Rick (Clue 4), but not in Seat 8 (Clue 3), so Joyce must be in Seat 6.

The last remaining seat (Seat 8) is occupied by Mark (Clue 8).

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