|Last week, Christopher Collector visited the five used book stores
on Dickens Street in Summerset in search of first editions to add
to his growing library. He ended up finding a book to buy in each
shop, including one at The Little Old Lady's, which advertises "Books
with very low mileage"; each first edition he bought sold for a different
price. From the notes below about Mr. Collector's used-book buying
spree, can you find the order 1st-5th in which he made his purchases:
the first edition he acquired, the shop in which he bought it, and how
much he paid to add it to his collection?
- Immediately after buying a first edition at Bibliotheque, Mr.
Collector found Look Homeward, Angel at the shop next door;
Look Homeward, Angel cost $10 less than the book he bought
- East of Eden cost Christopher $30, while his least expensive
purchase cost him $20.
- Immediately after buying To Kill a Mockingbird at one store,
Mr. Collector acquired a first edition from Past Tomes; the latter
cost him $10 more than To Kill a Mockingbird did.
- The first edition he bought at Read It Again, Sam cost Mr. Collector
$20 less than the book he had just bought at another store.
- Mr. Collector's 2nd purchase cost him twice as much as his 4th buy.
- The book bought at Cook's Book Nook isn't Look Homeward, Angel.
- Immediately after buying The Old Man and the Sea, Mr. Collector
purchased All the King's Men for his library.