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In the Yosef family there are 11 children. 7 of them are girls named: Ilana, Tikva, Efrat, Ziva, Lilly, Zahava & Ronit. The rest are boys named: Ofer, Rami, Zalman & Ronny. You have to find out in which order they were born, according to the next 12 statments:

1) The eldest and the youngest are girls.
2) The second youngest starts with an R.
3) The first starts with a Z.
4) Ronny & Ronit were born one after the other, in that order.
5) Ronit is not the youngest, not the 2nd youngest.
6) The youngest child starts with a vowel.
7) The 4th has an M in his/her name.
8) Zalman & Lilly were born one after the other in that order.
9) The 7th ends with a Y.
10) Tikva, who was born 2nd, is older than Ziva.
11) Ziva is older than Efrat, yet younger than Ilana.
12) Both Ziva and Ilana are older than Ofer.


Solution:

The childen were born in the following order:

Zahava, Tikva, Ilana, Zalman, Lilly, Ziva, Ronny, Ronit, Ofer, Rami & Efrat. Make a table containing numbers 1-11 and work by the way of elimination.

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