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    Finding the name of a person

    Mr. Baker, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Farmer, Mr. Glover, and Mr. Hosier are seated around a circular table, playing poker. Each gentleman is the namesake of the profession of one of the others.
    The dyer is seated two places to the left of Mr. Hosier. The baker sits two places to Mr. Bakerís right. The farmer is seated to the left of Mr. Farmer. Mr. Dyer is on the gloverís right.
    What is the name of the dyer?
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    Mr. Baker
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    Mr Farmer is the dyer
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0mb3rz View Post
    Mr. Baker, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Farmer, Mr. Glover, and Mr. Hosier are seated around a circular table, playing poker. Each gentleman is the namesake of the profession of one of the others.
    The dyer is seated two places to the left of Mr. Hosier. The baker sits two places to Mr. Bakerís right. The farmer is seated to the left of Mr. Farmer. Mr. Dyer is on the gloverís right.
    What is the name of the dyer?
    Quote Originally Posted by searcher View Post
    Mr. Baker
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyparker10 View Post
    Mr Farmer is the dyer
    Since there are two different posts, it seems as if one is not correct.

    From the information give, there are two possible arrangements
    Code:
    ---------------------------------------------
    ....    farmer   dyer      baker    glover    profession
    Mr.DYER Mr.BAKER Mr.FARMER .....    Mr.HOSIER gentleman
    ---------------------------------------------
    baker   farmer   dyer      .....    glover    profession
    Mr.DYER ......   Mr.FARMER Mr.BAKER Mr.HOSIER gentleman
    ---------------------------------------------
    However, Mr. Farmer sits in the dyer's chair in both cases.
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