How to solve puzzles?
how to solve puzzles?
First you read carefully the statement in the introduction, then draw a chart that takes into account every possibility to be considered in the solution. Next you enter in the chart all the information immediately apparent from the clues, using an ' x ' to show a definite 'no', and ' ✓ ', for example, to show a definite 'yes'. You will find that this narrows down the possibilities, and might even reveal some new definite information. So now, you re-read the clues with these new facts in mind to discover further positive/ negative relationships. Be sure to enter one '✓ ' in each row or column of possibilities. Now you may go in for the rest of brain teasers in our web site

The Shopping Puzzle (10)

By A.Gresty

Three ladies namely; Ann, Julie, and Karen managed to persuade their respective husbands to go shopping with them one Saturday morning. From the Clues Given below can you work out who is married to whom and say which item each couple bought and how much they paid for it?

  • The item purchased by Ann and David was more expensive than the watch.
  • Karen and her husband did not buy the cheapest item of the three.
  • Lee spent 11$ for the item chosen by his wife.
  • Ian and his wife bought the Records..
  • Items purchased are: Watch, Records and Kettle
  • Prices of items (not respectively) were: $10, $11, and $12

correct wrong

You can use the above table to enter your conclusions.
click either of the Correct/Wrong images above, then place cursor inside the text box.
Remember: One '✔' per row of possibilities. (one for age and one for surname).

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