
The kids in the Washington family?Allison,
Beth, Carl, and Danny ? do their own laundry
every week. They found that sorting the socks
always took too much time, because it was hard
to tell which socks belonged to which kid. They
decided that, to save laundrysorting time, each
one of them would always wear the same color socks
? green, blue, red, or yellow. Use the clues to find out which kid got which
color socks.
 Allison refused to wear yellow or green socks.
 Beth refused to wear green or blue socks.
 Carl chose blue.
 Danny picked the color that both Beth and
Allison refused to wear.



Allison chose red, Beth chose yellow, Carl chose
blue, and Danny chose green. STRATEGY: Make a chart. Make an X in each box
that can't be right. Write YES in each box you
know is right ? blue for Carl and green for
Danny. Make an X in each of the empty boxes in
Carl's row and each of the empty boxes in Danny's
row. Now you know that Beth chose yellow, because
Beth's box is the only empty one left in the yellow
column. Finally, Allison's box is the only empty
one in the red column.

GREEN 
BLUE 
RED 
YELLOW 
Allison 
x 
x 
YES 
x 
Beth 
x 
x 
x 
YES 
Carl 
x 
YES 
x 
x 
Danny 
YES 
x 
x 
x 

