# Logical Deduction Puzzles

Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Games & Activities - 127 pages

It’s not elementary, but you will need Holmes’s famed powers of deduction to solve these crafty puzzles. Here’s how it goes: at the end of each conundrum, you’ll find at least one condition--and sometimes more--that the solution must meet. For example, here’s the first, relatively simple problem:

Mr. Scott, his sister, his son, and his daughter are tennis players.

• The best player’s twin and the worst player are of the opposite sex.
• The best player and the worst player are the same age.
• Which one of the four is the best player?

Did you figure out that Mr. Scott’s sister had to be the same age as his children?

A few of the puzzles demand a basic knowledge of algebra, and others feature drawings or diagrams.

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### Contents

 Introduction 4 Speaking of Bets 10 One Two or Four 16
 One Three or Four 22 13 38 Copyright