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Six axis logic grid puzzle

Postby paramesis » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

Introduction

Here is a 6-axis logic grid puzzle with an F1 Racing theme. Everything I know about F1 racing I googled today, so actual knowledge is neither necessary nor helpful. Names of manufacturers, car numbers, drivers, and countries of origin have all been fictionalized. A driver with a German sounding name is not necessarily from Germany, and a team can be from any country, regardless of its real-world origin. The only correlations come from the following clues. Since I am a new user to this forum, I cannot post images or spreadsheets.

Structure

There are 6 drivers with the following names:

Daniel
Max
Sebastian
Nico
Kimi
Romain

Each driver is from one of the following 6 countries, one driver per country:

Germany
UK
Norway
Sweden
Japan
USA

Each driver is on one of the following teams, one driver per team:

Red Bull
Ferrari
Mercedes
Haas
McLaren
Renault

Each driver has a car with a unique number from one to six, one number per driver.

Each driver placed in first through sixth place in the qualifying round and each driver placed first through sixth in the final race. There were no ties.

There is a total of six axes: Name, Country, Team, Car Number, Qualifying Position, and Final Position.

Identify all values for each driver.

Clues

Every team whose name has an adjacent pair of identical letters is associated with an odd-numbered car.

For every driver whose name has fewer than three vowels:

1. The difference between the qualifying position and final position is odd.
2. The sum of the qualifying position, final position, and car number is a prime number.

For the driver from Germany:

1. Car number < qualifying position < final position.
2. The sum of these three numbers is a prime number.

For the Red Bull driver:

1. Car number > qualifying position > final position.
2. The sum of these three numbers is a prime number.

For the driver from Norway:

1. Qualifying position and final position are the same.
2. the sum of the qualifying position, final position, and car number is a prime number.

For the driver from UK:

1. The sum of the qualifying position, final position, and car number is 10.

Daniel doesn't drive for Haas.

Daniel is not from Norway.

If you were to arrange the list of teams and the list of countries in alphabetical order and place them side by side, there would be no correlations. (The alphabetically first team is not from the alphabetically first country, second team is not from the second country, etc.)

If you were to arrange the list of names and the list of countries in alphabetical order and place them side by side, there would be exactly two correlations.

Sebastian's final position is divisible by 3.

Japan's qualifying position is divisible by 3.

Sebastian is not from the UK.

Ferrari is not from the UK.

Romain is not in car number 1.

Either Nico or Kimi is from the USA.

The McLaren team placed neither 1st nor 6th in the qualifying round.

Mercedes is not driven by Max.

EDIT: I know I'm not supposed to edit puzzles, but this puzzle as originally posted had no solution due to an errant clue. Also, the way I originally phrased some of the clues may have implied associations I did not mean to imply. These clues have been rephrased to remove any ambiguity.

paramesis
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Re: Six axis logic grid puzzle

Postby paramesis » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:04 am UTC

I found that the IMG tag is enabled for me now, so I can post a grid:

Image

Users of another forum have solved this puzzle, so I posted the solution and spreadsheets on my blog, which can be found by googling "Paramesis Puzzle Blog" (I can't post links yet)

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Re: Six axis logic grid puzzle

Postby Kingreaper » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:38 pm UTC

Glad to see the edit, I thought I'd made a logic error I couldn't find first time I tried to solve it.

EDIT: Solution check:

Spoiler:
Daniel=f2,q4,c5, Red Bull, Sweden
Max=f6, q5, c2, mclaren, germany
sebastian= f3 q3, c1, ferrari, norways
nico= f4, q1, c6, mercedes, usa
Kimi= f1, q6, c4, renault, japan
romain= f5, q2, c3, haas, UK


Hint on how to start:

Spoiler:
Both people and companies can be split into 3 known to have odd cars, and 3 known to have even cars, using only the first two clues.

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Re: Six axis logic grid puzzle

Postby paramesis » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:40 pm UTC

That's the solution, and the hint is exactly where I started.

Sorry about the bad clue, I'll be sure to check future puzzles a few more times.


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