# Puzzle question

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#1
Any tips on how I can speed up for this question.
I got it right but I guessed and when I tried doing it properly I took really long to get to the answer.

One thing that I noticed is that Ben could not be Mr Hill but that leaves 3 other options.
Last edited by As.1997; 1 month ago
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#2
(Original post by As.1997)
Any tips on how I can speed up for this question.
I got it right but I guessed and when I tried doing it properly I took really long to get to the answer.

One thing that I noticed is that Ben could not be Mr Hill but that leaves 3 other options.
Looking at the spread of answers given by others, I suspect most people gave up on the question and just guessed randomly. And to be honest, unless I had a lot of time, I'd do the same.
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#3
(Original post by As.1997)
Any tips on how I can speed up for this question.
I got it right but I guessed and when I tried doing it properly I took really long to get to the answer.

One thing that I noticed is that Ben could not be Mr Hill but that leaves 3 other options.
You might find it helps to use a logic puzzle grid, but I think these problems are always tricky.
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(Original post by DFranklin)
You might find it helps to use a logic puzzle grid, but I think these problems are always tricky.
I tried this but also gave up on it as it became even more confusing because there are 4 variables in total and there are lots of things that need to be kept track of.
I think I'll skip this type unless it is 3 or fewer variables involved.
Regardless, thanks for the info!
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(Original post by As.1997)
I tried this but also gave up on it as it became even more confusing because there are 4 variables in total and there are lots of things that need to be kept track of.
I think I'll skip this type unless it is 3 or fewer variables involved.
Regardless, thanks for the info!

In case it's any use to you, this is the table I drew up:

I added the number of valid entries to the tops of the columns (3 for piano, etc ) and worked through the statements repeatedly adding a little each time. Tick for a valid combination, X for an invalid one, etc. with regard to the instrument part.

There's no way I'd do it in 2 1/2 minutes though.
Last edited by ghostwalker; 1 month ago
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(Original post by ghostwalker)
In case it's any use to you, this is the table I drew up:

I added the number of valid entries to the tops of the columns (3 for piano, etc ) and worked through the statements repeatedly adding a little each time. Tick for a valid combination, X for an invalid one, etc. with regard to the instrument part.

There's no way I'd do it in 2 1/2 minutes though.
This table looks pretty neat, will use it to redo the question. Thank you for the template!
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