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Brain Game: Four Jobs for Five Guys


Five friends met at a restaurant to discuss their jobs. Their names were Cal, Dan, Joe, Sam, and Ted. The highest-paid among them was a doctor, followed by an architect, a plumber, and tailor. One of the gentleman was unemployed. Using the following four clues, can you determine which man held which job?

1. Yes, Joe is the plumber. 2. One man's first name has the same first letter as his job. 3. Dan earns more than Cal, but both do have jobs. 4. Sam has one of the two top-paying jobs.

HERE is the solution.


Cal is the tailor.
Dan is the doctor.
Joe is the plumber.
Sam is the architect.
Ted is unemployed.