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Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 10, 2007

Solve this puzzle

(Source: email forwarded by my friend π )

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Four men and four women are shipwrecked on a desert island. Eventually
each one falls in love with one another, and is himself loved by one
person.

John falls in love with a girl who is in love with Jim.
Arthur loves a girl who loves the man who loves Ellen.
Mary is loved by the man who is loved by the girl who is loved by Bruce.
Gloria hates Bruce and is hated by the man whom Hazel loves.

Who loves Arthur and who loves whom?

-The Big K-
Prasad Ajinkya • Sep 11, 2007
Nobody loves meπ­
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 11, 2007
kidakaka
Nobody loves meπ­
You do have our unconditional love & support .

Let's get back to the puzzle

-The Big K-
anis200713 • Sep 14, 2007
hi all of u if u have any problem then ask me
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 14, 2007
aashima • Sep 14, 2007
The_Big_K
(Source: email forwarded by my friend π )

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Four men and four women are shipwrecked on a desert island. Eventually
each one falls in love with one another, and is himself loved by one
person.

John falls in love with a girl who is in love with Jim.
Arthur loves a girl who loves the man who loves Ellen.
Mary is loved by the man who is loved by the girl who is loved by Bruce.
Gloria hates Bruce and is hated by the man whom Hazel loves.

Who loves Arthur and who loves whom?

-The Big K-
Gloria loves Arthur!!

Well my answers are somewhat like this

Ellen loves Jim
John loves Ellen
Bruce loves Mary
Arthur loves Hazel
Hazel loves John
Jim loves Gloria
Mary loves Bruce

Are these right Biggie?
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 15, 2007
Aashima,

Right or wrong does not matter π . Could you please post your approach to the problem?

-The Big K-
aashima • Sep 15, 2007
The_Big_K
Aashima,

Right or wrong does not matter π . Could you please post your approach to the problem?

-The Big K-
Well it was pretty complex rather confusing. I started off in a tabular manner moving stepwise as per the given hints. There came a turn where it was manadatory for Mary to be loved by the person she loves otherwise all the given hints would be disordered!
This note was the first link in relations and it becomes apparantly easier to solve once you figure out a single link.

Though there may be many other approaches too.