I'm about to join the ranks of those who type out logic game questions for help.. Sorry if this one's been asked already, but here goes..

Dec 1996, Game #3

An attorney is scheduling interviews with witnesses for a given week, Monday through Saturday. Two full consecutive days of the week must be reserved for interviewing hostile witnesses. In addition, nonhostile witnesses Q, R. U, X, Y, and Z will each be intervied exactly once for a full morning or afternoon. The only witnesses who will be interviewed simultaneously with each other are Q and R. The following conditions apply:

X must be interviewed on Thursday morning

Q must be intervied at some time before X

U must be interviewed at some time before R

Z must be intervied at some time after X and at some time after Y.

Here's what I got:

QR>X>Z

QR>U

Y>Z

AM __ __ __ __ __ __

PM __ __ __ X __ __

M T W T F S

And QR can't go on Saturday or Friday afternoon, since both U, X, and Z have to go after.

I'm finding all the questions really hard, and the QR thing and the block for hostile witnesses is screwing me up as well. A little guidence would be a great help, even if it's just helping make the bigger inferences to point me in the right direction...

Thanks in advance everyone!

Dec 1996, Game #3

An attorney is scheduling interviews with witnesses for a given week, Monday through Saturday. Two full consecutive days of the week must be reserved for interviewing hostile witnesses. In addition, nonhostile witnesses Q, R. U, X, Y, and Z will each be intervied exactly once for a full morning or afternoon. The only witnesses who will be interviewed simultaneously with each other are Q and R. The following conditions apply:

X must be interviewed on Thursday morning

Q must be intervied at some time before X

U must be interviewed at some time before R

Z must be intervied at some time after X and at some time after Y.

Here's what I got:

QR>X>Z

QR>U

Y>Z

AM __ __ __ __ __ __

PM __ __ __ X __ __

M T W T F S

And QR can't go on Saturday or Friday afternoon, since both U, X, and Z have to go after.

I'm finding all the questions really hard, and the QR thing and the block for hostile witnesses is screwing me up as well. A little guidence would be a great help, even if it's just helping make the bigger inferences to point me in the right direction...

Thanks in advance everyone!