Logic Problem Solution:
A Day at The Outlets
Neither Mrs. da Silva (clue 2), Mrs. Sullivan (3), nor Mrs. Abernathy
(6) spent the least for her husband's gift, so either Mrs. Gorman or
Mrs. Wilkinson did. Rhonda isn't Mrs. Gorman or Mrs. Wilkinson (1),
so she didn't spend the least on her gift. Teresa (2), Betsy (6),
and Grace (7) also didn't spend the smallest sum; Jasmine did. She
isn't Mrs. Gorman (5) and must be Mrs. Wilkinson. Since no two women
spent the same amount of money (introduction) and since Betsy spent
twice as much as the woman who bought her husband "Great Castles of
Europe" (6), Betsy isn't Mrs. da Silva, who spent twice as much as
the buyer of the smoked salmon (2). Betsy also isn't Mrs. Abernathy
(6) or Mrs. Gorman (8) and is thus Mrs. Sullivan. By clue 3, Betsy
Sullivan spent twice as much as Jasmine did; and by clue 6, Betsy
Sullivan spent twice as much as the wife who purchased the "Castles"
book. Therefore, since no two different women spent the same amount,
Jasmine must have bought her husband the "Great Castles of Europe."
Neither Mrs. da Silva (2) nor Mrs. Abernathy (4) picked the smoked
salmon. Since no two spent the same sum and Mrs. Abernathy spent
twice as much as Betsy (6), Betsy Sullivan didn't buy the smoked
salmon (2). Mrs. Gorman's husband got his favorite fish. Since three
different wives are named in each of clues 2 and 6, at least one woman
must be common to both clues. The only possibility is that Teresa is
Mrs. Abernathy. By clue 1, Rhonda is Mrs. da Silva and Grace Gorman.
Teresa Abernathy spent more on her husband's present than Rhonda da
Silva and Grace Gorman (2) and more than Betsy Sullivan and Jasmine
Wilkinson (6), so she spent the high of $36.00 (9). Betsy Sullivan
paid $18.00 and Jasmine Wilkinson $9.00 for their gifts (6). In clue
3, neither Teresa nor Betsy bought the Homestead Grays baseball cap,
since that gift cost $30.00, so Rhonda da Silva bought the cap for her
spouse. By clue 2, Grace spent $15.00 on the salmon. Betsy chose
the Kiss tshirt and Teresa the golf balls (8). The wives bought their
husbands gifts as follows:
 Teresa Abernathy, Jasper Parnevik golf balls, $36.00
 Rhonda da Silva, Homestead Grays baseball cap, $30.00
 Betsy Sullivan, Kiss tshirt, $18.00
 Grace Gorman, smoked salmon, $15.00
 Jasmine Wilkinson, "Great Castles of Europe," $9.00

