Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Scarlet, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Jones went to
a party. They wore red, blue, yellow, and green dress, but not
necessarily in the respective order. Each of them brought with them
one of the following: cake, ice cream, potato chips, and cookies.
To solve this puzzle, create a table below with Y
representing yes, and X representing no.
The lady wearing red brought the cookies.

cake 
ice cream 
potato chips 
cookies 
red 
X 
X 
X 
Y 
blue 



X 
yellow 



X 
green 



X 
Mrs. Scarlet wore blue dress.

red 
blue 
yellow 
green 
Brown 

X 


Scarlet 
X 
Y 
X 
X 
Smith 

X 


Jones 

X 


Mrs. Jones brought the cake.
Mrs. Smith did not bring the cookies. We also knew Mrs. Scarlet who
was not wearing red did not brought the cookies.

cake 
ice cream 
potato chips 
cookies 
Brown 
X 



Scarlet 
X 


X 
Smith 
X 


X 
Jones 
Y 
X 
X 
X 
Therefore, conclude that Mrs. Brown
brought the cookies.

cake 
ice cream 
potato chips 
cookies 
Brown 
X 
X 
X 
Y 
Scarlet 
X 


X 
Smith 
X 


X 
Jones 
Y 
X 
X 
X 
Therefore we also
conclude that Mrs. Brown was wearing red.

red 
blue 
yellow 
green 
Brown 
Y 
X 
X 
X 
Scarlet 
X 
Y 
X 
X 
Smith 
X 
X 


Jones 
X 
X 


The lady wearing yellow brought the ice
cream.

cake 
ice cream 
potato chips 
cookies 
red 
X 
X 
X 
Y 
blue 

X 

X 
yellow 
X 
Y 
X 
X 
green 

X 

X 
Mrs. Smith did not wear
green. Therefore we conclude that she was wearing yellow and Mrs.
Jones was wearing green.

red 
blue 
yellow 
green 
Brown 
Y 
X 
X 
X 
Scarlet 
X 
Y 
X 
X 
Smith 
X 
X 
Y 
X 
Jones 
X 
X 
X 
Y 
Since Mrs. Jones, who wore green,
brought the cake, we have

cake 
ice cream 
potato chips 
cookies 
red 
X 
X 
X 
Y 
blue 
X 
X 

X 
yellow 
X 
Y 
X 
X 
green 
Y 
X 
X 
X 
Therefore, from the
tables we also conclude that the person wearing blue, who was Mrs. Scarlet
brought the potato chips.
To summarize, we
concluded that:
Mrs. Jones wore green and
brought the cake.
Mrs. Scarlet wore blue
and brought the potato chips.
Mrs. Brown wore red and
brought the cookies.
Mrs. Smith wore yellow
and brought the ice cream.
