Logic Problem Solution:
With Six You get Egg Roll ...
From the introduction, each of the six diners enjoyed one appetizer.
Two of the friends are given in clue 1: Diane and Ms. Rice were seated
next to each other and shared an order of fried wontons as their
appetizers. Two other women are named in clue 6: Ms. Lamb and the
woman who had Pepper Steak as her entree were seated next to each other
and had shrimpy toast. By clue 12, Ms. Young and the friend who had
Moo Goo Gai Pan as her main dish ordered egg drop and sweet and sour
soup for appetizers, so they are the fifth and sixth diners to the four
in clues 1 and 6. Further by clue 12, Ms. Young and the woman who chose
Moo Goo Gai Pan were not seated next to each other at the table. The
only possible arrangement that can work is that the two pairs of women
in clues 1 and 6 cannot have been seated next to each other; Ms. Young
and the woman who ordered Moo Goo Gai Pan then sat directly opposite
each other and were flanked on each side by a woman from each pair given
in clues 1 and 6. By clue 7, Ms. Young sat between Ms. Mein and the
diner who selected Sweet and Sour Pork off the Dragon's menu. Since Ms.
Lamb didn't have the Sweet and Sour Pork (10), in clues 1 and 6, Ms.
Mein must have ordered the Pepper Steak and sat next to Ms. Young, so
that Ms. Lamb was then seated between Ms. Mein and the woman who enjoyed
Moo Goo Gai Pan. Again by clue 7, the woman who sat on the other side
of Ms. Young from Ms. Mein ordered Sweet and Sour Pork. Diane didn't
order the Sweet and Sour Pork (4). In clue 1, then, Ms. Rice ordered
the Sweet and Sour Pork; and Diane sat between Ms. Rice and the diner
who had the Moo Goo Gai Pan. By clue 5, Diane is Ms. Fortune, and Ms.
Curry had the Moo Goo Gai Pan. Jennifer is Ms. Lamb (9). By clue 2,
Monica sat between Anita and the woman who had the Hunan Beef; so Monica
is Rice or Mein. If Monica were Rice, Diane Fortune would have eaten
the Hunan Beef--no (5). Monica is Ms. Mein. Anita is Ms. Young, and
Jennifer Lamb enjoyed the Hunan Beef (2). By clue 3, Heather was seated
directly across from the one who chose Kung Pao Shrimp. Heather is Ms.
Curry, and Anita had the Kung Pao Shrimp. By elimination, Ms. Rice is
Kate, and Diane Fortune dined on General Tso's Chicken. Diane sat in
the chair in front of the window (11), chair 1. Since Kate didn't have
chair 2 (8), Heather did. Jennifer sat in chair 3, Monica in 4, Anita
in 5, and Kate in 6. The six friends were seated around the table and
chose Jade Dragon entrees as follows:
- 1 - Diane Fortune, General Tso's Chicken
- 2 - Heather Curry, Moo Goo Gai Pan
- 3 - Jennifer Lamb, Hunan Beef
- 4 - Monica Mein, Pepper Steak
- 5 - Anita Young, Kung Pao Shrimp
- 6 - Kate Rice, Sweet and Sour Pork
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