GENERAL WISE

05-14-2008, 03:15 AM

A Breeder has 10 birds, each annoted as a letter:

Kind .............................Male .....................Female

Goldfinches.................... H.......................... J,K

Lovebirds....................... M.......................... N

Parakeets.................... Q,R,S....................... T,W

The Breeder exhibits pairs of birds consisting of one male and one female of the same kind. At most two pairs can be exhibited at a time; the remaining birds must be distributed between two cages. The breeder is constrained by the following conditions:

Neither cage can contain more than four birds.

Any two birds that are both of the same sex and of the same kind as each other cannot be caged together.

Whenever either J or W is exhibited, S cannot be exhibited.Q: Which one of the following is a possible assignment of the birds?

Option

First Cage ..................Second Cage ........................Exhibition

(a) H,M,N ...................J,K,S .................................Q,R,T,W

(b) K,M,Q ...................N,R,W ...............................H,J,S,T

(c) K,Q,S ....................R,T,W .............................H,J,M,N

(d) H,J,M,R ..................K,N,S,W ............................. Q,T

(e) H,J,M,R,W ..............K,N,S .................................Q,T,W

Kind .............................Male .....................Female

Goldfinches.................... H.......................... J,K

Lovebirds....................... M.......................... N

Parakeets.................... Q,R,S....................... T,W

The Breeder exhibits pairs of birds consisting of one male and one female of the same kind. At most two pairs can be exhibited at a time; the remaining birds must be distributed between two cages. The breeder is constrained by the following conditions:

Neither cage can contain more than four birds.

Any two birds that are both of the same sex and of the same kind as each other cannot be caged together.

Whenever either J or W is exhibited, S cannot be exhibited.Q: Which one of the following is a possible assignment of the birds?

Option

First Cage ..................Second Cage ........................Exhibition

(a) H,M,N ...................J,K,S .................................Q,R,T,W

(b) K,M,Q ...................N,R,W ...............................H,J,S,T

(c) K,Q,S ....................R,T,W .............................H,J,M,N

(d) H,J,M,R ..................K,N,S,W ............................. Q,T

(e) H,J,M,R,W ..............K,N,S .................................Q,T,W