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Five Men Stood in a Line

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#885
Fun:*** (2.37)
Difficulty:** (1.91)
Submitted By:Michelle***




Five men stood in line (single file) at the grocery store. Their occupations are: programmer, salesman, accountant, IRS agent and a radio announcer.

- Mark, who is nearest to the cashier, called the radio announcer this morning.
- The salesman is not Mark.
- Darryl is in the middle of the line between the programmer and the IRS agent.
- Don is shopping for a dinner party.
- Matthew is the IRS agent's cousin.
- There is nobody behind Alex.
- Matthew is standing in front of Alex.
- The radio announcer is at one end of the line.

Identify each of the men with their chosen career.


Don - IRS agent

Mark - accountant

Alex - radio announcer

Matthew - programmer

Darryl - salesman


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(user deleted)
Nov 07, 2001

everybody is infront of alex, but mathew is directly in front
Mar 20, 2002

This was fun. Not quite as challenging as "Einstein's Riddle", but still very enjoyable.
Apr 19, 2002

would have been harder if you had to identify where each man was standing as well
Apr 20, 2006

jeesh i can only do these with a logic grid o well
Sep 07, 2006

I tried this once and had a hard time with I was able to figure out carreers and position in line fairly easily! Weird!
(user deleted)
Sep 26, 2007

the radio announcer is at one end of the line... then how can the person in the middle be the radio announcer?
Nov 20, 2008

yeah i agree wit tozz u should of put it in order and make us put in order cuz it waz confusiing but i got their jobz right

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