Three Cards Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

Three Cards
On your travels you come to an old man on the side of the road holding three cards from a standard deck face down. Trying to make conversation you ask him what the three cards are.

He tells you, "To the left of the queen, are one or two jacks. To the right of the jack, are one or two jacks. To the right of the club, are one or two diamonds. To the left of the diamond, are one or two diamonds." What are the three cards?

(There is more than one solution!)




Our Solution:

From left to right: the jack of clubs, jack of diamonds, and queen of diamonds.

OR: jack of diamonds, jack of clubs, queen of diamonds (courtesy of Daryl S)

OR: jack of clubs, queen of diamonds, jack of diamonds (courtesy of Paul Sharp)


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