lives directly above/his apartment is directly above

• 29-Oct-2011, 08:16
navi tasan
lives directly above/his apartment is directly above
1-He lives over them.
2-His apartment is over theirs.

3-He lives directly above them.
4-His apartment is directly above theirs.

If they are living in apartment 3A, in which of the above cases:

a-He lives in 4A
b-He lives in 4A. or 5A or 6A or...
c-He lives on the fifth floor but we can't tell which apartment
• 29-Oct-2011, 13:30
JohnParis
Re: lives directly above/his apartment is directly above
You first, Navi Tasan :-D !

What apartment do you think they live in? Are all the apartments identical and identically situated on each floor?

John
• 29-Oct-2011, 14:27
navi tasan
Re: lives directly above/his apartment is directly above
Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnParis
You first, Navi Tasan :-D !

OK John Paris!

What apartment do you think they live in? Are all the apartments identical and identically situated on each floor?

Without that assumption, the question would not make much sense, so let's assume that things are that way!

John

1-He lives over them.
2-His apartment is over theirs.

If they are in 3A, they are in 4A.

3-He lives directly above them.
4-His apartment is directly above theirs.

I'd there is a chance that he is in 5A or 6A or 7A or ... but most probably 4A.

I think "right above them" would mean 4A.
• 29-Oct-2011, 16:28
JohnParis
Re: lives directly above/his apartment is directly above
You've got it, Navi Tasan: I agree.
Common sense tells us it has to be 4A.
BUT, technically, the answers to questions 1 and 2 could be anywhere on any floor above 3A because the term "directly above" was not used.

John

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