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# Greatest Human

In a survey to find the greatest human being, the top four people and their occupation were listed in Clock magazine. However, only one entry in each field was correctly positioned. The following facts were true. (1) Albert was two places above the bricklayer, (2) Darling was one place below Charles, (3) Curious was two places below the welder. Can you find the 1st name, surname and occupation for each position?

First Name

1st place - Isaac

2nd place - Albert

3rd place - Marie

4th place - Charles

Surname

1st place - Newtune

2nd place - Eyeline

3rd place - Curious

4th place - Darling

Occupation

1st place - Welder

2nd place - Gardener

3rd place - Cleaner

4th place - Bricklayer

First Name

1st place - Isaac

2nd place - Albert

3rd place - Marie

4th place - Charles

Surname

1st place - Newtune

2nd place - Eyeline

3rd place - Curious

4th place - Darling

Occupation

1st place - Welder

2nd place - Gardener

3rd place - Cleaner

4th place - Bricklayer

### Answer

Using (1), Albert is at 1 or 2. If he is at 1, then from (3), Charles is at 2 or 3. However, with Charles at 2 (and Darling at 3), from (2), Curious can only be at 4 and so it is not possible to find just one correct entry in the Surname list (Newtune and Eyeline must be both correct or both incorrect). If Charles is at 3 (with Darling at 4), then from (2), Curious can only be at 3. This gives both Curious and Darling correct (invalid). So Albert must be at 2 (with the bricklayer at 4). From (3), Charles can be at 1 or 3. However, if Charles is at 3 (with Darling at 4), then both Curious and Darling are correct (invalid). So Charles is at 1 (with Darling at 2). From (2), Curious can now be at 3 or 4, but if Curious is at 3 (with the welder at 1) then both the welder and bricklayer are correct (invalid).Hide Answer Show Answer

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