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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