The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville
Christmas Edition 2014
Here is a logic problem to entertain you until Christmas arrives. No guesswork is required.
A group of ten friends – five boys and five girls – decided to swap Christmas presents. But to save money, each of them only had to buy a gift for one other person. Every girl gave their present to a different boy, and received a present from that boy.
Use the clues below to determine who gave which present to whom, and what they received in return.
Boys : Adam, Ben, Colin, David, Edward
Girls : Amy, Bethany, Christine, Danielle, Emma
Presents for boys : Book, Dartboard, Football, Umbrella, Watch
Presents for girls : CD, Chocolates, Dress, DVD, Scarf
The boys are : Edward; the one who gave a present to Bethany; the one who gave chocolates; the one who received a watch; and Adam.
The girls are : Danielle; the one who received a present from Colin; the one who gave an umbrella; the one who received a dress; and Christine.
Christine had no trouble finding a suitable present for her soccer-
No girl gave a present to a boy with the same initial as hers.
Amy did not give a present to either Edward or Ben.
The dress and the watch were not exchanged by the same people.
Neither Adam nor the boy that received a dartboard gave an item of clothing as his gift.
A football was given by the person who received the CD.
Danielle did not buy a dartboard to give as her present.
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