On a Train


On a train, Smith, Robinson, and Jones are the fireman, brakeman, and the engineer, but not respectively. Also aboard the train are three businessmen who have the same names: a Mr. Smith, a Mr. Robinson, and a Mr. Jones.
  • Mr. Robinson Lives in Detroit.
  • The brakeman lives exactly halfway between Chicago and Detroit
  • Mr. Jones earns exactly $20,000 per year.
  • The brakeman's nearest neighbor, one of the passengers, earns exactly three times as much as the brakeman.
  • Smith beats the fireman in billiards.
  • The passenger whose name is the same as the brakeman's lives in Chicago.
Who is the Engineer?

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Smith is the engineer.


rahul said...

the answer is robinson is engineer

vivek said...


Santosh said...

Robinson is engineer

Anonymous said...

can someone explain the solution!!!

Anonymous said...

Answer is Smith because:
A) Fireman is not Smith, since smith beats fireman in billiards.
b) Brakeman is not Mr. Robinson Lives in Detroit, whilst Brakeman lives between Chicago and Detroit and businessman with same name as Brakeman lives in Chicago.
c)Brakeman cant be Smith because Jones salary (20,000) is not a multiple of 3. Hence Brakeman is Jones.

So only thing remaining for Smith is Engineer. Hence Smith is the engineer.
F x

B x x Yes

E Yes


Anonymous said...


F x

B x x y

E y

Hope this time spaces are not truncated.