There is a 10 storey office building in UK. It has no basement.

If you enter the bulding from the street, you will find the offices of Groupon Enterprises on that floor.

Nicot Enterprises occupies the very top floor.

One floor above the Groupon offices are the company offices of Secret World.


The offices of Seth Reed company are on the ______d floor.

The offices of Siracuse Ventures are on the ______th floor.


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I see this

Nico t En terprises occupies the very top floor. TENTH

The offices of Se th Ree d company are on the ______d floor. THIRD

The offices of Siracu se Ven tures are on the ______th floor. SEVENTH

Thanks to @Hexomino's comment,
Group on E nterprises. FIRST
Secre t Wo rld. SECOND

EDIT: So, for UK floors, we could minus 1 from each

Group on E nterprises. 1 - 1 = GROUND

Secre t Wo rld. 2 -1 = FIRST

The offices of Se th Ree d company are on the ______d floor. 3 - 1 = SECOND

The offices of Siracu se Ven tures are on the ______th floor. 7 - 1 = SIXTH

Nico t En terprises occupies the very top floor. 10 - 1 = NINTH

Final Thought
If the above is not the correct solution, then after pondering this dilemma for a while, the only solution I can come up with is this:

The building that said offices are in, is adjacent to the one we're viewing it from. However, the building we are in is one floor lower in elevation than one with the offices. We would then be looking at the Ground floor unit from our first floor unit.

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    $\begingroup$ This must be it because you have rot13(Tebhc(BA R)agrecevfrf ba sybbe BAR naq Frper(G JB)eyq ba sybbe GJB.) $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Mar 4, 2020 at 14:08
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    $\begingroup$ If this is right, the question should've specified the building is in the US, not the UK. These are US floor numbers. $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Mar 4, 2020 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, that's better. Though for a building in the UK there is something unsatisfactory about it :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 4, 2020 at 14:53
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    $\begingroup$ Now you talking @MacGyver88 $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Mar 4, 2020 at 15:34
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    $\begingroup$ I heard these guys are having a really hard time finding a suitable office.. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Mar 4, 2020 at 17:26

Note that

Groupon starts the same as GROUND floor; and Nicot starts the same as NINTH (the top floor from a British convention in a 10 storey building).


SEth Reed is on the SEcond floor, and SIracuse is on the SIxth floor.

  • $\begingroup$ You ninjaed me by 13 seconds, but only because I took time to point out what seems to be an error in the question :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ It’s a good catch by you, for sure, @GarethMcCaughan! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ Then why isnt Secret World on the SEcond floor? It is not an error $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ Apparently not a good catch, then... $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Oh well, worth a shot! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Mar 5, 2020 at 0:26

Dubious answer

(Dubious because if it's right then I think there is an error in the question.)

It looks to me as if

we are looking for floor numbers whose English names have as many initial characters as possible in common with the company name. Ground/Groupon, Ninth/Nicot.


if so then it seems like there's an error, because the floor about the ground floor is the first floor, not the second (cf. Second/Secret).

Anyway, if this is correct then

Seth Reed will be on the second floor, and Siracuse Ventures on the Sixth.

  • $\begingroup$ Great minds think alike! fantastic answer, +1 $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ Answer may be right but look closely even the so called error is not an error. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Mar 4, 2020 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ In the UK (where this office building is located), the floor numbering is G, 1, 2, 3, ... $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2020 at 14:20

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