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Summer Maths Puzzles - Tuesday 13 August - Logical Logistics

Logical Logistics

Five mathematicians arrived at the Euclid Institute between 9am and 10am yesterday.  Given the information provided below, can you determine what time each person arrived, their mode of transport, and the name of their home institution.

  • Of the cyclist and the person who arrived at 9:10am, one is from the University of St Andrews and the other is Professor Gowse.
  • The person who arrived by car is either the person from the University of Auckland or the person who arrived at 9:50am.
  • Professor Lovelylaces isn’t from the University of St Andrews.
  • The person from Kyoto University arrived 20 minutes after Dr Livelyknees.
  • The person on a scooter arrived 30 minutes after Professor Gowse.
  • The person from Heidelberg University arrived 10 minutes before the person in the taxi. 
  • Dr Livelyknees was either the person from the University of Auckland or the person who arrived in a taxi.
  • Prof du Chattels arrived at 9:30am.

Using the grid below, can you find out the order in which the mathematicians arrived, and their respective home institutions and modes of transport. 

Please submit your answer in grid form as shown below. 


Entry to this puzzle is now closed.  Congratulations to the following for some great answers: 

  • Lindsay Woodhead
  • Isaac
  • Emily Lies and Jan Ricken
  • Junyang Wang
  • Fin Scott
  • Akshay Sant
  • Soham Sud
  • Meg North
  • Krishi
  • Niall Moran and Jenny McSharry
  • Evgeny Mirkes


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