Here is a logic puzzle I can't solve. Can someone please help me to solve it?
This is my solution.
Person Role Lead Assist
Arielle astronaut space walk maintenance
Malik science officer observation space walk
Neil first flight eng safety supply replen
Ron commander maintenance safety
Sasha second flight eng supply replen observation
Really not sure how to post the process, since it there were many small steps.
There are two key pieces of info that need to be inferred from multiple clues at the same time. Instead of solving the whole puzzle for you (which I did), I will instead give you what the clues were.
- Clue 5 states that Neil is going to assist in supply replenishment or station maintenance. Clue 4 states that the leader of the station maintenance is either Neil or Ron. If Neil were leading that mission, then he could not assist in it as well (main problem), so he would therefore assist in supply replenishment. However, #4 also states that this cannot happen. Therefore, Ron is leading station maintenance, and Neil assists in Supply Replenishing.
- At some point you will come to clues 7 and 8 which indicate consecutive names issues. One of the items will only have two names available to choose from, and the other will have three. By looking closely at the names, you will see that there is only one possible solution for these two clues. If you still run into problems with this one, let me know and I can expand (don't want to give too much away yet).
- Clues 9 and 10. If you have followed everythign lgocially so far, your grid should be filled out like this...
Note that Clue 10 states that the 2nd Flight Engineer isn't leading the mission assisted by the Commander. Since the 2nd engineer is leading the Supply mission, you can mark off that assist value under Commander (Cell D12 in my screenshot. Keep using that type of "subtractive logic" through the rest of Clue 10 and 9, and you will end up with the final solution.