# Who is the landlord?

Question: Adam, Burzin, Clark and Edmund each live in an apartment. Their apartments are arranged in a row numbered 1 to 4 from left to right. Also, one of them is the landlord.

1. If Clark's apartment is not next to Burzin's apartment, then the landlord is Adam and lives in apartment 1.

2. If Adam's apartment is right of Clark's apartment, then the landlord is Edmund and lives in apartment 4.

3. If Burzin's apartment is not next to Edmund's apartment, then the landlord is Clark and lives in apartment 3.

4. If Edmund's apartment is right of Adam's apartment, then the landlord is Burzin and lives in apartment 2.

Who is the landlord?

Clark is the landlord.

Assume each statement true, one at a time and see that no other statement is contradicted.

Let's assume that Statement (1) is true. Then, Adam is the landlord and lives in apartment 1. Also, other three's apartments will be on the right of his apartment - which contradicts Statement (4) i.e. If Edmund's apartment is right of Adam's apartment, then the landlord is Burzin. Thus, Adam is not the landlord.

Let's assume that Statement (2) is true. Then, Edmund is the landlord and lives in apartment 4. Also, other three's apartments will be on the left of his apartment - which again contradicts Statement (4) i.e. If Edmund's apartment is right of Adam's apartment, then the landlord is Burzin. Thus, Edmund is not the landlord either.

Let's assume that Statement (3) is true. Then, Clark is the landlord and lives in apartment

3. It satisfies all the statements for

(1) Adam - (2) Edmund - (3) Clark - (4) Burzin

Hence, Clark is the landlord.  Similarly, you can assume Statement (4) true and find out that it also contradicts.