Louise’s five sons love computer games and playing with their friends online. Each played with five to seven other boys and the great thing about the World Wide Web was that none of their gaming friends were within easy driving distance to them. Many of them even lived in other countries. Each of the boys had a favorite online game and a bunch of friends that they gamed with on a regular basis. Determine the name and age (12 to 16) of each son, the name of each one’s favorite online game, the number of each son’s friends that live in the US (from 1 to 5), and the number of each son’s friends that live in another country (from 1 to 5).
1. Michael was two years younger than the brother who loved “Battlefield”. Steven was two years younger than the brother with four US friends but he was only one year older than the brother with four friends in other countries.
2. The brother who loved “Karate Master” was a year older than the brother who had four friends living in other countries, but he was also a year younger than the brother who had two friends living in the US.
3. Louis, who didn’t like “Grab It”, was fifteen and he had more than three gaming friends in the US. The brother who loved “Mystifying” had one more friend living in the US than outside the US.
4. The 12-year-old had two less US friends than Nathaniel but three more friends living outside the US than the brother who loved “Karate Master”.
5. Steven, who didn’t like “Space Patrol”, had the most friends in the US. The brother who loved “Grab It” played with four friends who lived outside the US.
6. One brother, who wasn’t Jeremy, played with five friends who lived in other countries and two friends who lived in the US. The 14-year-old, who wasn’t Nathaniel, loved “Space Patrol”.
January 28, 2010