Mental Floss

Brain Game: Bradymania #2


It seems that the Brady kids - Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby & Cindy (oldest to youngest) - can't seem to agree on the order in which they should share the bathroom before school each morning. To help solve the problem, housekeeper Alice placed six billiard balls (numbered 1 through 6) into a black cloth bag, and allowed each Brady youth to pick one out, thus establishing a "batting order." The one who chose #1 got to go first, #2 second, and so on.

Based on the following clues, can you determine the order in which the kids will perform their morning toilette?

1. Bobby's number is exactly equal to Marcia's number times two. 2. Cindy's number is smaller than Greg's, but larger than Peter's. 3. The two oldest girls had even numbers.

HERE is the solution.


Peter is #1 and goes first, followed by Marcia, Cindy, Bobby, Greg, and then Jan (if there's any hot water left by that time).