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Logic Puzzle # 94 Logic Problems Help



Logic Problem Solution:
Valentine's Day Logic Puzzle: The King and Queen of Hearts

From the introduction, the King and Queen of Hearts at the Valentine Dance must be seniors or juniors, and the court has a couple from each class senior-freshman as attendants. By clue 1, the four attendant couples were Ian and his classmate, Kimberly and hers, the Rivers boy and his, and the O'Neal girl and hers. By clue 5, the King of Hearts is in the same class as the Hanson boy and Valerie, who were one class's Prince and Princess. In clue 1, either the Hanson boy is Ian or Valerie is the O'Neal girl. Trying the first case, Ian Hanson and Valerie would be either the senior or junior attendants (intro, 5). By the intro and clue 8, Micah and Miss Getty would be the other pair of senior and junior attendants. Then Jason, since he is at least a junior (10), would have to be the King of Hearts. By clue 6, Angela is a senior or junior. Since she wasn't Jason's partner (2), she would be a Princess and would be Miss Getty in clue 8; Micah would be the Rivers boy. However, given this arrangement, there is now no way for clue 7 to work. Therefore, in clue 5, Valerie must be the O'Neal girl and along with the Hanson boy was a senior or junior attendant. Micah and the Getty girl were the other of the senior and junior court attendants (intro, 8). Jason is a senior or junior (10); since he isn't the Hanson boy (2), he must have been the King of Hearts. By clue 6, Angela is also at least a junior. She wasn't the Queen of Hearts, since Jason wasn't her escort (2); Angela must have been the Getty girl in clue 8. Then Micah is the Rivers boy. Darlene is Ian's classmate (7), and Tess was the Queen of Hearts. By clue 9, the Pryor boy is a year ahead of Tess in school. He must be senior Jason, and Tess must be a junior. Then the Hanson boy and Valerie O'Neal were the senior Prince and Princess (5), and Micah Rivers and Angela Getty were the junior court attendants. By clue 11, Kimberly's escort was the Forrester boy, who is Brett (4). By elimination, Ian is the Lake boy and Chad Hanson. Ian and Darlene are freshmen (6), and Brett and Kimberly are sophomores. Kimberly must be the West girl (10), since King Jason is a senior. Finally, by clue 3, Tess's surname is Newhart, and Darlene's is Evans. Thus the Summerset High King and Queen of Hearts and their court were

  • Senior King Jason Pryor and junior Queen Tess Newhart
  • Senior Prince Chad Hanson and Princess Valerie O'Neal
  • Junior Prince Micah Rivers and Princess Angela Getty
  • Sophomore Prince Brett Forrester and Princess Kimberly West
  • Freshman Prince Ian Lake and Princess Darlene Evans



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