Puzzling Adventures: A Fairy Tale; April 2002; Scientific American Magazine; by Dennis E. Shasha; 1 Page(s)
In a mythical land, fairies visit children at night and leave them pearls. But each fairy is attracted only to a particular color. Suppose, for example, that a fairy named Liane is attracted to the color aqua. While making her nightly visitations, she will leave a pearl on a child's bedside table for each aqua star she sees above the child's head. If a fairy named Ariana, who is attracted to crimson, flies with Liane and sees a child with a crimson star, she will leave a pearl on the child's table. So a child having both crimson and aqua stars would receive two pearls. Your task is to find out which fairy is attracted to which color.
Here is what you know: 1. The fairies' names are Juliana, Katiana, Oliviana, Anya and Heather. 2. The colors are silver, sage, gold, rose, turquoise, ivory, violet, emerald and earth. 3. At least one fairy likes turquoise and one likes earth. 4. The children are Augustine, Jonathan and Theo. 5. Augustine has rose, turquoise and violet stars above his head. Jonathan has sage, violet and ivory. Theo has sage, violet and emerald.