Engineer's Puzzle

The Puzzle: Who's who

Sir Thomas Lucas, 19/01/2016
Thank you very much, Justin. That did not take too long. So, is Pauline being groomed for election ...  Read More

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A family run multi-national engineering firm has organised its annual board meeting. Pauline is there purely in an advisory role, being far smarter and more successful than the others in room. She would never mention this of course, not least because the others in the room include her father, her uncle, her first cousin, her brother and her husband.

In no order their names are Daniel, Edgar, Wilfred, Luther and Walter. They all live in Europe and are each located in different offices running different parts of the business. The cities they are located are London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, and Berlin.

From the clues given, can you identify the city that each person lives, their relationship to Pauline, and also their role in the company?

They all head up different areas of the overall business and these include the design office, engineering office, materials office, manufacturing office and sales. You can assume her husband is only related to the other men through marriage to her.

The clues are:
1. The man in Berlin is the father of the head of the engineering office and the head of the design office is the father of the man in Paris.
2. Luther is the son of the man in Rome and Walter is the head of manufacturing’s son.
3. Daniel is the father of the man in Madrid and Wilfred is the father of the head of the materials office.
4. Her cousin does not live in Paris.

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Daniel – Uncle – Berlin – is the head of manufacturing office

Edgar – Husband – London – is head of sales

Wilfred – Father – Rome – is head of design office

Luther – Brother – Paris – is head of materials office

Walter – first cousin – Madrid – head of engineering office

Why not email your puzzles to me at jcunningham@findlay.co.uk and put your wits against the might of the Engineering Materials readership!

Justin Cunningham

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Engineer's Puzzle Entries
Wilfred: Pauline's father, Head of design, Rome
Daniel: Pauline's uncle, head of manufacturing, Berlin
Walter: Pauline's cousin, head of engineering, Madrid
Luther: Pauline's brother, head of materials, Paris
Edgar: Pauline's husband, head of sales, London


Comment Kyle Cote, 01/03/2016
Thank you very much, Justin. That did not take too long. So, is Pauline being groomed for election to chairmanship; the strategy is simple, but charting the future in these circumstances is another puzzle?

Comment Sir Thomas Lucas, 19/01/2016

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