The Art of Deduction
Win Aunt Hazel's fortune!
You and your cousins have all been convened today to Estate Attorney Cornelius Von Schmuck’s office for the reading of the Last Will and Testament of your Aunt Hazel. None of you really knew her all that well… In fact, all any of you had ever heard about Aunt Hazel was that she was very eccentric, that she had a love for games and puzzles, AND THAT SHE WAS FILTHY RICH!
“Ahem…”, mutters the Estate Attorney, “Welcome all to the reading of your Aunt Hazel’s will.” He then proceeds to read the will:
“I, Hazel Nutt, being of sound mind, hereby declare that the totality of my accumulated wealth, which includes: 16 sports cars, 16 sailboats, 16 gems and 16 pendants, shall be bequeathed to the cleverest of my nieces and nephews.”
“To determine which one of you is the cleverest, I have devised a little game… I have randomly assigned each one of you a certain number of items from my vast fortune. You shall be able to see what each one of your cousins has been assigned BUT you shall not be able to see what YOU have been assigned. The cleverest will be the one of you who can correctly figure out which items have been assigned to him or her. Good luck!”