Player Friends Riddle

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Jim has three close friends at his school: Michael, John and Alice. Two of them play football, two play basketball and two play hockey. The friend who does not play hockey does not play basketball as well. The friend who does not play football does not play hockey.

Can you identify which sport/s is played by which person?

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    One plays none

    Yodha Expert Answered on 3rd February 2024.

    And both the others must play ALL THREE to satisfy the given conditions.

    on 4th February 2024.

    The Statement was enough for the answer

    on 5th February 2024.

    It does NOT answer the question. The question is “Can you identify which sport/s is played by which person”. The statement does not give any indication of who plays what.

    on 7th February 2024.
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    Given:

    1. Two of them play football, two play basketball and two play hockey.
    2. The friend who does not play hockey does not play basketball as well.
    3. The friend who does not play football does not play hockey.

    From the statements 2 & 3, it follows that one of the friends does not play any of the three sports, because, as per Statement 3, there is one person who does not play football, and the same person does not play hockey either. But, since (s)he does not play hockey, by statement 2, should not play basketball either, which means that, that particular friend does not play any of the three sports. Being so, BOTH the remaining friends must play ALL three items to satisfy the first condition. Since none of the name – sport combination is given, the two playing and one non-player friends can be any of the three.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 4th February 2024.
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