Data Interpretation Test

Eight women, including Ms Irwin, went into a department store to buy one item each. Each went directly to the floor where the item she needed was sold, made the purchase, and left immediately. Two items were sold on each of the store’s four floors (ground floor through fourth floor). Can you find each woman’s full name (one was named Grace), the item she bought, the floor it was sold on, and, in the cases of the women who left the ground floor and how each arrived at and left the floor of their purchase?

(1) The three women who used the escalator at least once were Elsa, Ms King, and the woman who bought the oil painting; (2) The dress and the radio were sold on the same floor; (3) The three women who used the elevator to get both up and down were Delia (who bought the lamp), Ms Long, and the woman who bought the radio; (4) Ms Nelson got her item on the fourth floor; (5) Clara did not buy the ring. She and Beth went to the same floor; (6) The three women who did not use the elevator at all were Elsa, Ms Miller, and the woman who bought the coat; (7) Helen used both the elevator and escalator; The woman who bought the linens went down by escalator; (9) Ms Jonas and Alice took the elevator to their different floors. Flo and the woman who bought the books took the escalator up together, since they were going to the same floor. All four rode down on the elevator at the same time and met Ms Perkins as she entered it on the ground floor; (10) The only woman to use the stairs was Ms Owens, who did not make her purchase on the third floor

Substitute digits for the letters to make the following addition true.

G E O R G E

G I N N Y

+ R O N

———————

P O T T E R

please take care of the allignment here …all the alphabets of each line are aligned … from left to right ….

Note that the leftmost letter can’t be zero in any word. Also, there must be a one-to-one mapping between digits and letters. e.g. if you substitute 9 for the letter E, no other letter can be 9 and all other E in the puzzle must be 9.

**Problem 2**

Eight women, including Ms Irwin, went into a department store to buy one item each. Each went directly to the floor where the item she needed was sold, made the purchase, and left immediately. Two items were sold on each of the store’s four floors (ground floor through fourth floor). Can you find each woman’s full name (one was named Grace), the item she bought, the floor it was sold on, and, in the cases of the women who left the ground floor and how each arrived at and left the floor of their purchase?

(1) The three women who used the escalator at least once were Elsa, Ms King, and the woman who bought the oil painting; (2) The dress and the radio were sold on the same floor; (3) The three women who used the elevator to get both up and down were Delia (who bought the lamp), Ms Long, and the woman who bought the radio; (4) Ms Nelson got her item on the fourth floor; (5) Clara did not buy the ring. She and Beth went to the same floor; (6) The three women who did not use the elevator at all were Elsa, Ms Miller, and the woman who bought the coat; (7) Helen used both the elevator and escalator; ( The woman who bought the linens went down by escalator; (9) Ms Jonas and Alice took the elevator to their different floors. Flo and the woman who bought the books took the escalator up together, since they were going to the same floor. All four rode down on the elevator at the same time and met Ms Perkins as she entered it on the ground floor; (10) The only woman to use the stairs was Ms Owens, who did not make her purchase on the third floor.

**Problem # 3 **

** ****Six people with varying lifestyles had a certain breakfast time routine. They each had a particular breakfast, one being: anything available, at a certain time whilst enjoying a breakfast pastime. Breakfast times (all AM): 6:30, 6:50, 7:15, 7:35, 7:50 and 8:30. From the five clues given below name what each person ate while doing what, and when. **

**(1) The person who read the newspaper had breakfast later than the person who liked to listen to the news on the radio, but earlier than the person who enjoyed silence at breakfast time. (2) Jasmine had her breakfast directly before the person who had toast, who had breakfast directly before the person who listened to music on the radio. (3) Cereal was eaten 20 minutes after the person who watched the Breakfast News on TV. Shivvy ate breakfast at 7:15. Lalit had breakfast sometime after Madhuban. A banana was not eaten at half past the hour. (4) Cuckoo’s four cups of black coffee was not the breakfast taken last. Sausages & eggs was eaten directly after the toast. (5) Jog had his breakfast directly after the person who ate sausage & egg, but directly before the person whose idea of a fun breakfast was shouting at the children.**

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**Problem # 4 Take a three by three square grid which has the number ‘1’ already inserted in the third row, middle square. You have to complete it by putting eight different prime numbers in the remaining eight empty squares, so that the rows, columns and diagonals add up to the same total; and it must be the smallest possible total under the conditions. Also, the number in the middle square is the average of the two numbers directly above and directly below it and the third largest number is not in the right-hand column, and every square contains one or two digits.**

** ****Problem # 5 A, B, C, D and E decide to run a race. Before the race, five predictions of the outcome are made: (1) ECBAD (as in A first, C second, etc), (2) DAECB, (3) DCBAE, (4) BDAEC, (5) DCBEA. No prediction was completely correct but two of them correctly predicted the placements of exactly two of the runners. The remaining three predictions were totally wrong. What was the actual outcome of the race?**