Upgrade 2 - Hazelton. Who murdered Lord Hazelton? (Assume...

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Josue G. Roman CS301K Dr. Cathy Stacy Sept. 22, 2006 “Upgrade 2” The famous detective Sherlock Hemlock was called in to solve a baffling murder mystery. He determined the following facts: a. Lord Hazelton, the murdered man, was killed by a blow on the head with a brass candlestick. b. Either Lady Hazelton or a maid, Sara, was in the dining room at the time of the murder. c. If the cook was in the kitchen at the time of the murder, then the butler killed Lord Hazelton with a fatal dose of strychnine. d. If Lady Hazelton was in the dining room at the time of the murder, then the chauffeur killed Lord Hazelton. e. If the cook was not in the kitchen at the time of the murder, then Sara was not in the dining room when the murder was committed. f. If Sara was in the dining room at the time of the murder, then the wine steward killed Lord
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Unformatted text preview: Hazelton. Who murdered Lord Hazelton? (Assume there was only one cause of death.) Solution: a. Assume the cook was in the kitchen at the time of the murder. b. Then the butler killed Lord Hazelton with strychnine. c. But Lord Hazelton was not killed by poison; he was killed by a blow on the head. d. So, the assumption that the cook was in the kitchen at the time of the murder is false. e. If the cook was not in the kitchen at the time of the murder, then Sara was not in the dining room at the time of the murder. g. So, Lady Hazelton was in the dining room when the murder was committed. h. Therefore, the chauffeur killed Lord Hazelton....
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