Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Roles of Family Members


What was the case?

From (6), we know the youngest one wasn't the murderer. Clue (3) suggests youngest wasn't the victim & (4) hints that youngest wasn't helper too. Hence, youngest must be witness.

So possibilities of others' role are listed in table below.


 Logic To Know Roles of Family Members in murder case

From (2), the witness had opposite sex than the oldest & from (5), we know father is the oldest. So witness must be daughter.

Logic To Know Roles of Family Members in murder case

From (4), murderer was older than victim & since father is oldest he can't be victim. So last 2 possibilities are eliminated.
Logic To Know Roles of Family Members in murder case


From (3), the youngest person and the victim were not of the same sex. So mother can't be victim. 4th possibility eliminated because of (4) as well since as per it helper is older than victim.

Logic To Know Roles of Family Members in murder case

From (1), the witness has different sex than helper. So only 1st possibility can be reality.

Logic To Know Roles of Family Members in murder case


To conclude,

Mother is Murderer,

Son is Victim,

Father is Helper

and

Daughter is Witness.

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