The puzzle is as follows:
Four sisters went to the movie theater. While leaving the venue each one of them took by mistake the purse of another sister and the coat of another different sister. Maria took the coat that belongs to the sister whose purse Jenny took, while Jenny's coat was taken by the sister who took Maria's purse. If Gwen took Sophia's purse, who took Gwen's purse and coat respectively?
The alternatives given in my book are as follows:
- Jenny and Sophia
- Sophia and Jenny
- Maria and Jenny
- Jenny and Maria
The following puzzle comes from my Logic and Reason book from the 2000's and it appears to be an adaptation of a reprinted copy of Martin Gardner's book of the 1970s Puzzle Carnival under the section of logic grids.
I've attempted to follow a strategy but I became confused on how to arrange this information in a logic grid. Can this be done? The part which I'm struggling with is how to arrange these to match the condition of one people's taking another's belongings.
Can someone help me with this puzzle? Please include a step by step analysis because I'm lost on this one.