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Math Help - Pet Question !!

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    Talking Pet Question !!

    'A' used to have a cat. The person who owned a rat now owns a dog,the person who had a dog doesn't have a rat.'B' has / used to have a cat. 'C' has never owned a rat. Only one person has the pet they had previously. 'D' said very little in the meeting and no one said about the hamster. Determine who owns which pet and what they used to own. The format is given below.
    Current Pet Previous Pet
    A ... ....... ...
    B ... ........ ...
    C ... ....... ...
    D ... ....... ...

    Soln:

    did some combinations..........
    ...CP ... PP
    A rat ...cat
    B dog ... rat
    C cat ...dog
    D hamster ...hamster (since one peson has and owned same pet)


    wot say ppl?? is it okay??
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    In the problem it says 'B' has/used to have a cat. In your solution, 'B' does not have nor ever had a cat. It says 'A' also used to have a cat. That actually contradicts the problem... It says no one used to have the same pet. So maybe it's supposed to say 'B' has/used to have a rat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryth View Post
    In the problem it says 'B' has/used to have a cat. In your solution, 'B' does not have nor ever had a cat. It says 'A' also used to have a cat. That actually contradicts the problem... It says no one used to have the same pet. So maybe it's supposed to say 'B' has/used to have a rat?
    one person has the same previous pet.. u wrote the opposite.
    okay,

    soln. updated:
    ..... cp ... pp
    A ... RAT.....CAT
    B.......CAT....DOG
    C......HAMSTER HAMSTER (since he never oowned a rat)
    D....DOG.......RAT

    i think its okay now.
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