### Brain Teasers

# 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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## Comments

The teaser is incomplete!

i totally agree, not enough info was given to possibly solve!!

Sep 28, 2002

The rest of the puzzle can be found here:

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/qbrute/puzzles.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/empire/qbrute/puzzles.htm

shouldn't it have had a logic-grid to go with it?

Guys, something isn't right here - this INCOMPLETE teaser was accepted in 2002... It is now 2006 and it's STILL here, INCOMPLETE...

that was a good teaser. thanks

How do we get this teaser corrected?

Good logic puzzle.

I think I got it. I'm sitting here with a magnificent solved grid laid out in Wordpad, but without a similar grid in the answer, it's a bit ambiguous. It's nice to show your working out, but could you also put a grid in the answer section showing all the positions?

As far as being unsolvable (insoluble?), if you attack it with the idea that three of every four given positions are wrong, then lay out the given correct information, you can soon see if something overlaps. When you move one of the items given in a clue, you must move the other item from that clue the same distance.

There were 5 possible scenarios from the given clues...

Sc1

1 Charles --- Welder

2 Albert Darling ---

3 --- Curious ---

4 --- --- Bricklayer

2 3 1,4

Sc2

1 Charles --- ---

2 Albert Darling Welder

3 --- --- ---

4 --- Curious Bricklayer

2 0 4

Sc3

1 Albert --- ---

2 Charles --- Welder

3 --- Darling Bricklayer

4 --- Curious ---

0 000 000

Sc4

1 Albert --- Welder

2 --- --- ---

3 Charles Curious Bricklayer

4 --- Darling ---

000 3,4 1

Sc5

1 --- --- Welder

2 Albert --- ---

3 Charles Curious ---

4 --- Darling Bricklayer

2 3,4 1,4

Published results

1 Isaac Newtune Welder

2 Albert Eyeline Gardener

3 Marie Curious Cleaner

4 Charles Darling Bricklayer

Below each scenario I have shown which ones are in the correct position from the published results. I have put 000 if it is impossible to position the remaining two items to give a single correct position.

There can only be a single item or no item correct from the two in each category in the correct solution. Then you just need to place the remaining names and occupations in the empty spaces for the complete grid.

Sc2 is the only scenario which can be correct.

1 Charles Newtune Cleaner

2 Albert Darling Welder

3 Isaac Eyeline Gardener

4 Marie Curious Bricklayer

I think I got it. I'm sitting here with a magnificent solved grid laid out in Wordpad, but without a similar grid in the answer, it's a bit ambiguous. It's nice to show your working out, but could you also put a grid in the answer section showing all the positions?

As far as being unsolvable (insoluble?), if you attack it with the idea that three of every four given positions are wrong, then lay out the given correct information, you can soon see if something overlaps. When you move one of the items given in a clue, you must move the other item from that clue the same distance.

There were 5 possible scenarios from the given clues...

Sc1

1 Charles --- Welder

2 Albert Darling ---

3 --- Curious ---

4 --- --- Bricklayer

2 3 1,4

Sc2

1 Charles --- ---

2 Albert Darling Welder

3 --- --- ---

4 --- Curious Bricklayer

2 0 4

Sc3

1 Albert --- ---

2 Charles --- Welder

3 --- Darling Bricklayer

4 --- Curious ---

0 000 000

Sc4

1 Albert --- Welder

2 --- --- ---

3 Charles Curious Bricklayer

4 --- Darling ---

000 3,4 1

Sc5

1 --- --- Welder

2 Albert --- ---

3 Charles Curious ---

4 --- Darling Bricklayer

2 3,4 1,4

Published results

1 Isaac Newtune Welder

2 Albert Eyeline Gardener

3 Marie Curious Cleaner

4 Charles Darling Bricklayer

Below each scenario I have shown which ones are in the correct position from the published results. I have put 000 if it is impossible to position the remaining two items to give a single correct position.

There can only be a single item or no item correct from the two in each category in the correct solution. Then you just need to place the remaining names and occupations in the empty spaces for the complete grid.

Sc2 is the only scenario which can be correct.

1 Charles Newtune Cleaner

2 Albert Darling Welder

3 Isaac Eyeline Gardener

4 Marie Curious Bricklayer

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