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    Who Bought What, and Where?

    Four people,Alexis,Brad,Charmaine,andDoug,went to a department store together . One bought a watch,one a book,one a pair of shoes,and one a camera. The first,second,third, and fourth floors carry those items,but not necessarily in the order given for the purchases. On the basis of the following clues,determine who bought what on which floor. Explain your reasoning thoroughly.


    Clue1:Brad went to the first floor.
    Clue2:Watches are sold on the fourth floor.
    Clue3oug went to the second floor.
    Clue4:Alexis bought a book.
    Clue5:Brad did not buy a camera.
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    Re: Who Bought What, and Where?

    What do you need help with? It seems like a straightforward logic puzzle. Use reasoning like the following:

    Brad went to the first floor (1), so he did not buy watches sold on the fourth floor(2). Brad did not buy a camera (5). Brad did not buy a book (4). This leaves only one item left. Brad bought the shoes.
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    Re: Who Bought What, and Where?

    Hello, SuperMaruKid!

    SlipEternal is right . . . it's very simple.


    Four people: Alexis, Brad, Charmaine, and Doug, went to a department store together.
    One bought a watch, one a book, one a pair of shoes, and one a camera.
    The first, second, third, and fourth floors carry those items.
    On the basis of the following clues, determine who bought what on which floor.
    Explain your reasoning thoroughly.

    Clue 1: Brad went to the first floor.
    Clue 2: Watches are sold on the fourth floor.
    Clue 3: Doug went to the second floor.
    Clue 4: Alexis bought a book.
    Clue 5: Brad did not buy a camera.

    Tabulate the given information.

    . . \begin{array}{|c|c|c|}\hline 4 & & \text{watch} \\ \hline 3 && \\ \hline 2 & \text{Doug} & \\ \hline 1 & \text{Brad} & \\ \hline \end{array}


    Clue 4: Alexis bought a book.
    She must have been on the 3rd floor.

    . . \begin{array}{|c|c|c|}\hline 4 & & \text{watch} \\ \hline 3 &\text{Alexis}& \text{book} \\ \hline 2 & \text{Doug} & \\ \hline 1 & \text{Brad} & \\ \hline \end{array}


    Clue 5: Brad did not buy a camera.
    Cameras must be sold on the 2nd floor.

    . . \begin{array}{|c|c|c|}\hline 4 & & \text{watch} \\ \hline 3 & \text{Alexis} & \text{book} \\ \hline 2 & \text{Doug} & \text{camera} \\ \hline 1 & \text{Brad} & \\ \hline \end{array}


    Can you finish it now?
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