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Lunch With the Teacher
Students bid on teacher-made lunches in today's puzzle.
May 26, 2003
By clue 4, lunch with Mr. Eakins went for twice as much as lunch with the history teacher, whose lunch brought in $1 more than the lunch featuring a peanut butter sandwich. By clue 8, the lunch with the roast beef sandwich sold for twice as much as the lunch with the peach for a fruit. The roast beef sandwich isn't on Mr. Eakins' or the history teacher's lunch menu (clue 12), so the lunch it is in is the fourth one to the three in clue 4. Since no two lunches sold for the same sum (intro) and Mr. Eakins isn't making the roast beef sandwich, in clues 4 and 8, the peach isn't part of the history teacher's lunch. The peach also isn't in Mr. Eakins' lunch and isn't in the same lunch as the peanut butter sandwich (1), so the peach is in the fifth lunch to the four already named. Then either the lunch with the peanut butter sandwich or the one with the peach sold for the lowest amount, $6 (14). If the peanut butter sandwich lunch had sold for $6, the history teacher's lunch would have brought in $7 and Mr. Eakins' lunch $14 (4), a total of $27, leaving $30 for the bids on the lunches in clue 8. Letting the lunch with the peach being sold for X and the lunch with the roast beef then 2X (8), we would have 3X equal $30, or X = $10. The lunch with the peach would have brought in $10 and the one with the roast beef sandwich would have brought in $20. However, the only $3 range between bids would be from the lunch with the peach to the history teacher's--while clue 6 requires that the math teacher's lunch go for $3 less than another lunch. Therefore, the peanut butter sandwich lunch didn't go for $6; the lunch with the peach as fruit did, and the one with the roast beef sandwich sold for $12 (8)--a total of $18, leaving $39 for the three lunches in clue 4. In clue 4, letting the lunch with the peanut butter sandwich sell for X, the history teacher's lunch went for X+1 and Mr Eakins' for 2X+2. Summing, we have 4X+3 equals 39, or X = 9. The lunch with the peanut butter sandwich brought in $9, the history teacher's sold for $10, and Mr. Eakins' went for the high of $20. By clue 2, the phys ed teacher's lunch sold for twice what Mr. Armour's did. Since Mr. Armour isn't the history teacher (9), he is making the lunch containing the peach; and the phys ed teacher is making the roast beef sandwich. Since the phys ed teacher isn't including the chocolate cupcake (7), by clue 10, the chocolate cupcake is in the lunch with the peanut butter sandwich, and the science teacher is Mr. Armour. Then Ms. Chavez teaches phys ed, and the math teacher is making the lunch with peanut butter (6). By elimination, Mr. Eakins teaches English. Neither Mr. Eakins (3) nor science teacher Mr. Armour (10) is bringing the tuna salad sandwich, so the history teacher is. Mr. Armour's sandwich choice is smoked turker and Mr. Eakins' is ham & cheese (9). By clue 13, the vanilla pudding is in the history teacher's lunch, while the math teacher is bringing a banana for lunch. By clue 3, Ms. Chavez likes an orange in her lunch. Mr. Eakins' choice of dessert is M & M's, with the grapes included in the history teacher's lunch (5). Mr. Eakins is bringing an apple in his lunch. The grapes are in Ms. Benson's lunch and the banana in Mr. Deberg's (5). By clue 11, Ms. Chavez is including Oreo cookies in her lunch, and Mr. Armour is bringing a Krispy Kreme donut with his. The five Lunch With the Teacher meals sold at auction as follows:

  • $20 -- Mr. Eakins, English, ham & cheese, apple, M & M's
  • $12 -- Ms. Chavez, phys ed, roast beef, orange, Oreo cookies
  • $10 -- Ms. Benson, history, tuna salad, grapes, vanilla pudding
  • $9 -- Mr. Deberg, math, peanut butter, banana, chocolate cupcake
  • $6 -- Mr. Armour, science, smoked turkey, peach, Krispy Kreme donut

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