The "five people are" makes a HUGE difference in solving the logic problem. by giving that, it tells you who's who! for example, if you have "the five people are the wolfman, the one who left on tuesday, the one who drinks diet coke, kate, and the cheddar enthusiast." that tells you that the wolfman, for example, is NOT the one who left on tuesday, NOT the one who drinks diet coke, NOT kate, and NOT the cheddar enthusiast because those spots are already people in thier own right. HOPE THIS HELPS!!!