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# FINAL SOLUTION:

## Addison, 1, Sawyer, 5, Reagan, 3, Sydney, 4, Nickie, 2,

pop EDM jazz rock metal
Shawn, 3, Avery, 1, rock Blaise, 4, pop Scout, 2, jazz Harper, 5,
metal EDM
Dakota, 2, jazz Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 5, Rian, 1, EDM Sasha, 4, rock
metal
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, metal Emery, 2, EDM Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1,
rock pop jazz
Devon, 4, EDM Logan, 2, jazz Harley, 1, rock Loren, 5, Connor, 3, pop
metal

STEPS:
1. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
So we can enter pop for Connors genre and 3 for Connors tickets.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn Avery Blaise Scout Harper
Dakota Elliott Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden Kendall
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
2. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once, and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
If there are no repeats in columns or rows, but Connor is still adjacent to someone
listening to the same genre, it must be a diagonal adjacency. The person who is
diagonally adjacent to Connor is Hayden, so Hayden is going to a pop concert.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn Avery Blaise Scout Harper
Dakota Elliott Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden, ?, Kendall
pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
3. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once, and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
Because we know that there are no more pop listeners in Addisons row or column,
Haydens row or column, or Connors row or column, we can conclude that there
must be two pop listeners in the cluster of Avery, Blaise, Elliott, and Dylan. Since
Addison isnt adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert, Avery is not going, which
means Blaise and Elliott must be.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
Dakota Elliott, ?, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden, ?, Kendall
pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
4. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once, and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
The relevant clue right now is e. If all the pop listeners except for Addison and
Blaise have the same number, that means that Connor has the same number of
tickets as all the other pop listeners. So Hayden and Elliott have 3 tickets.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
Dakota Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
5. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once, and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
Shawn is going to a metal concert.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn, ?, Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
metal
Dakota Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
6. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
h. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
Shawn has 3 tickets.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
metal
Dakota Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
7. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
h. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
i. Morgan is going to a rock concert and has more tickets than Shawn.
Morgan is going to a rock concert and has 4 or 5 tickets.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
metal
Dakota Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan, 4 or Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
5, rock pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
8. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
h. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
i. Morgan is going to a rock concert and has more tickets than Shawn.
j. The other rock concert-goers only have two different ticket numbers.
From clue j, we can make algebraic equations. (There is a way to do this without
math, the person who beta-ed this did it that way, but I am a math-y person and
dont know how to do it.)
Rock listeners add up to 15, and there are two of each number except for whatever
Morgans is, so we come out with two equations.
15 = 2x + 2y + 5 and 15 = 2x + 2y + 4
If Morgans ticket number is 5, the values for each number are (1, 4), (2, 3), (3, 2),
(4, 1), and (5, 0).
(3, 2), (2, 3), and (5, 0) can be eliminated because according to clue h, no rock
listeners have 3 tickets, and it is impossible to have 0 tickets. So if Morgan has 5
tickets, then the other rock listeners have either 1 or 4 tickets.
If Morgans ticket number is 4, the values for each number are (1, 4.5), (2, 3.5), (3,
2.5), (4, 1.5), and (5, 0.5).
All of these are impossible because nobody can have half a ticket, so Morgan must
have 5 tickets. The fact that the other rock listeners have 1 or 4 tickets each should
be kept in mind for later.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery Blaise, ?, pop Scout Harper
metal
Dakota Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha
Morgan, 5, Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
rock pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
9. Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
h. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
i. Morgan is going to a rock concert and has more tickets than Shawn.
j. The other rock concert-goers only have two different ticket numbers.
k. Dakota has half the number of tickets Blaise has, and Nickie has half
the number Sasha has.
If Dakota has half the number of tickets Blaise has, Dakota must have either 1 or 2
tickets, and Blaise has either 2 or 4 tickets. The same applies for Nickie and Sasha.
Since Addison has 1 ticket and is in the same column as Dakota and the same row
as Nickie, Dakota cant have 1 ticket and Nickie cant either. Dakota and Nickie have
2 tickets, so Blaise and Sasha have 4.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie, 2, ?

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery Blaise, 4, pop Scout Harper
metal
Dakota, 2, ? Elliott, 3, pop Dylan Rian Sasha, 4, ?
Morgan, 5, Cam Emery Hayden, 3, Kendall
rock pop
Devon Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
10.Clues:
a. Connor has 3 pop tickets.
b. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
c. Addison is not adjacent to anyone going to a pop concert.
d. The rock listeners have 15 total tickets.
e. All pop listeners except for Addison and Blaise have the same number
of tickets.
f. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
g. Shawn is going to a metal concert.
h. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
i. Morgan is going to a rock concert and has more tickets than Shawn.
j. The other rock concert-goers only have two different ticket numbers.
k. Dakota has half the number of tickets Blaise has, and Nickie has half
the number Sasha has.
First, some rows are getting full, and some clues are unnecessary now, so lets
update the table and the clues list to reflect this before adding the new clues. From
elimination, we can also conclude that Devon has 4 tickets, since all the other
numbers from 1-5 are already in the same column, and that Kendall has 1 ticket and
Harper has 5, since the only numbers left in their column are 1 and 5, and Kendall
cant have 5 tickets, since Morgan is in the same row and has 5 tickets. We can
make a similar conclusion about Cam and Emery, leaving Cam with 4 tickets and
Emery with 2.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie, 2, ?

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery Blaise, 4, pop Scout Harper, 5, ?
metal
Dakota, 2, Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 1 or Rian, 1 or 5, ? Sasha, 4, ?
EDM or jazz 5, ?
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, ? Emery, 2, ? Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1, ?
rock pop
Devon, 4, EDM Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
or jazz
New Clues:
a. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
b. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
c. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
d. The other rock concert-goers only have two different ticket numbers.
e. Nobody going to a jazz concert bought more than 3 tickets.
f. Harley and Sasha either both listen to rock or both listen to EDM.
g. Anyone who has 5 tickets is going to either a metal or EDM concert,
except for Morgan.
From these, we can say that Harper is going to an EDM concert, because clue g
states that Harper must go to either an EDM concert or a metal concert, since
Harper has 5 tickets. Harper cannot go to a metal concert, because Shawn, who is in
the same row, is already going to a metal concert, so Harper must be going to an
EDM concert.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie, 2, ?

pop
Shawn, 3, Avery, ?, jazz Blaise, 4, pop Scout, ?, jazz Harper, 5,
metal or rock or rock EDM
Dakota, 2, Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 1 or Rian, 1 or 5, ? Sasha, 4, ?
EDM or jazz 5, ?
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, ? Emery, 2, ? Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1, ?
rock pop
Devon, 4, EDM Logan Harley Loren Connor, 3, pop
or jazz
11.Clues:
a. No rows or columns contain a genre or number more than once and
Connor is adjacent to one pop listener.
b. Four of the rock listeners have names ending in a vowel (including y).
c. Shawn is the only rock, metal, or EDM concert-goer with 3 tickets.
d. The other rock concert-goers only have two different ticket numbers.
e. Nobody going to a jazz concert bought more than 3 tickets.
f. Harley and Sasha either both listen to rock or both listen to EDM.
g. Anyone who has 5 tickets is going to either a metal or EDM concert,
except for Morgan.
We could have done this earlier, but we didnt, and it feels more timely now, so
because of clue e, we can conclude that Devon is not going to a jazz concert. So
Devon is going to an EDM concert, and Dakota is going to a jazz concert. (Clue g
states that anyone who has 5 tickets is going to either an EDM or metal concert, not
that anyone who is going to an EDM or metal concert has 5 tickets.)
Because Devon listens to EDM, Harley does not, which, by clue f, means that Sasha
does not either. Harley and Sasha both listen to rock.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer Reagan Sydney Nickie, 2,

pop metal or jazz
Shawn, 3, Avery, ?, jazz Blaise, 4, pop Scout, ?, jazz Harper, 5,
metal or rock or rock EDM
Dakota, 2, jazz Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 1 or 5, Rian, 1 or 5, Sasha, 4, rock
metal or EDM metal or EDM
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, ? Emery, 2, ? Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1,
rock pop metal or jazz
Devon, 4, EDM Logan, ?, Harley, ?, rock Loren, ?, metal Connor, 3, pop
metal or jazz or jazz
Now clues b and d come back into play. Since all rock listeners except for Morgan
have names ending with a vowel, we can conclude that Avery must listen to rock
(Avery is the only person in the second column whose name ends with a vowel), and
Sydney must listen to rock (Sydney is the only person in the fourth column whose
name ends with a vowel). Now, we know from earlier that all rock listeners have
either 1 or 4 tickets. Sydney must have 4, because Addison is in the same row and
already has 1 ticket. Harley must have 1, because Blaise and Devon are in the same
column and row, respectively, and already have 4 tickets. Avery must have 1,
because Cam is in the same column and has 4 tickets.
Since Avery and Sydney listen to rock, Scout must listen to jazz. Since Harley has 1
ticket, Dylan has 5. Similar conclusions can then be drawn in other places. (Scout
must have 2 tickets, because per clue e, all jazz concert-goers must have 3 or fewer
tickets, so Scout has 1, 2, or 3 tickets. One and three are already in that column, so
Scout must have 2.)

## Addison, 1, Sawyer, 5, Reagan, 3, ? Sydney, 4, Nickie, 2,

pop metal or EDM rock metal or jazz
Shawn, 3, Avery, 1, rock Blaise, 4, pop Scout, 2, jazz Harper, 5,
metal EDM
Dakota, 2, jazz Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 5, Rian, 1, metal Sasha, 4, rock
metal or EDM or EDM
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, metal Emery, 2, ? Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1,
rock or EDM pop metal or jazz
Devon, 4, EDM Logan, 2, jazz Harley, 1, rock Loren, 5, Connor, 3, pop
metal
Also, because Reagan has 3 tickets, by clue c, Reagan cannot be going to a rock,
metal, or EDM concert. Because pop and jazz are the only other genres, and pop is
already in that row, Reagan must be going to a jazz concert, which means Nickie is
going to a metal concert, Kendall is going to a jazz concert, etc.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer, 5, Reagan, 3, Sydney, 4, Nickie, 2,

pop EDM jazz rock metal
Shawn, 3, Avery, 1, rock Blaise, 4, pop Scout, 2, jazz Harper, 5,
metal EDM
Dakota, 2, jazz Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 5, Rian, 1, metal Sasha, 4, rock
metal or EDM or EDM
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, metal Emery, 2, ? Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1,
rock pop jazz
Devon, 4, EDM Logan, 2, jazz Harley, 1, rock Loren, 5, Connor, 3, pop
metal
Emery must be going to an EDM concert, so Dylan is going to a metal concert, so
Rian is going to an EDM concert, so the puzzle is solved.

## Addison, 1, Sawyer, 5, Reagan, 3, Sydney, 4, Nickie, 2,

pop EDM jazz rock metal
Shawn, 3, Avery, 1, rock Blaise, 4, pop Scout, 2, jazz Harper, 5,
metal EDM
Dakota, 2, jazz Elliott, 3, pop Dylan, 5, Rian, 1, EDM Sasha, 4, rock
metal
Morgan, 5, Cam, 4, metal Emery, 2, EDM Hayden, 3, Kendall, 1,
rock pop jazz
Devon, 4, EDM Logan, 2, jazz Harley, 1, rock Loren, 5, Connor, 3, pop
metal