|From the introduction, Alexander A. Turney spent a total of eight hours
working on the five companies' legal issues. By clue 7, Alexander spent
4 hrs. total on the 2nd-4th cases and therefore 4 hrs. combined on the
1st and 5th issues; also by clue 7, he didn't spend the same amount of
time on any two accounts. By clue 1, the longest amount of time Alexander
spent on any single company's work was 3 hrs. In clue 5, three of the jobs
are listed in order: the one on which Alexander spent 40 mins., the one
where he examined the stock offering, and the Dollar Discount work--so the
40 mins. casework was the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Alexander did. If it had been
1st, by clue 7, the last work Alexander did would have taken 3 hrs.
20 mins.--more than the 3 hrs. maximum on any case (clue 1). If Alexander
spent the 40 mins. in clue 5 on the 3rd issue he examined, the stock offering,
and the Dollar Discount case would then have been the 4th and 5th he
addressed (5). If the stock offering were for Morris Motorcycles, by clue 3,
it would have taken 1 hr. 40 mins. However, by clue 7, since the
2nd-4th cases took four hours total, the 2nd issue would also have had
1 hr. 40 mins. spent on it--a conflict with the clue 7 fact that no two
items received the same time attention. By clue 3, the Morris Motorcycles
work couldn't have taken the 40 mins. So, Alexander would have worked on
the Morris Motorcycles issue 2nd. Alexander then couldn't have spent the
maximum 3 hrs. (1) on the first company's work or he would have spent 4 hrs.
on the Morris Motorcycles work (3). Alexander couldn't have spent the 3 hrs.
on Morris Motorcycles' work--if he had, he would have worked 2 hrs. on the
1st case, 4 hrs. on issues 2-4 (7), and then 2 hrs. on the 5th company's
work, contradicting clue 7. Alexander couldn't have worked on the stock
offering for 3 hrs. or he would have worked on the Morris Motorcycles case
for 20 mins. (7)--impossible (3). So, Alexander would have spent 3 hrs. on
the 5th issue he visited and 1 hr. on the 1st (the 1st and 5th issues totaled
4 hrs. by clues 2 and 7). Alexander then would have spent 2 hrs. on the
trademark application (2) and on the Morris Motorcycles work (3), which
would have to be the same case (7)--no (6). Therefore, there is no way for
Alexander to have spent the 40 mins. on the 3rd issue. He spent 40 mins.
on the 2nd issue he examined, worked on the stock offering 3rd, and reviewed
the Dollar Discount case 4th. The Morris Motorcycles issue wasn't the 1st
or 2nd addressed (3). If it had been 3rd, then Alexander would have spent
1 hr. 40 mins. on the stock offering (3). But, by clue 7, Alexander also
would have spent 1 hr. 40 mins. on the 4th case--by clue 7, a conflict.
So, Alexander did the Morris Motorcycles work 5th. That work wasn't on the
trademark application (6). The trademark application also wasn't the 1st
issue examined (2). If the trademark application had been the 2nd case
Alexander handled Friday and had taken him 40 mins., then the 1st issue would
have taken him 20 mins. (2) and the 5th one 3 hrs. 40 mins., contradicting
clue 1. So, the trademark application was the 4th item addressed, for Dollar
Discount. The casework on which Alexander spent the 3 hrs. wasn't the
1st (2). It can't be the stock offering, or the trademark application would
have taken 20 mins. to review (7), impossible (1, 2). It also isn't the
trademark application, or the Morris Motorcycles issue would have taken
longer (5). The Morris Motorcycles work took 3 hrs. Then the trademark
application took 2 hrs. (3), the Farnsworth Foods account 1 hr. 20 mins. (7),
and the 1st case 1 hr. (2). By clue 4, the 1st item Alexander visited was
the Gemini Group work, and the office lease was the 2nd task. The office
lease was for Western Widgets and the stock offering for Farnsworth Foods (4).
Alexander addressed the software sales contract 1st, and the bank loan took
him 3 hrs. (1). Alexander A. Turney thus spent the following billable times
on the five companies and their legal cases in order
- Gemini Group, software sales contract, 1 hr.
- Western Widgets, office lease, 40 mins.
- Farnsworth Foods, stock offering, 1 hr. 20 mins.
- Dollar Discount, trademark application, 2 hrs.
- Morris Motorcycles, bank loan, 3 hrs.