Four friends (one is named Erin) drove to the drive-thru to buy their favorite food and soda. Two sat in the front seat, and two sat in the back seat. Each bought a different food (one bought a hot dog), and each bought a different soda (one bought orange soda). Use the clues below to determine what food each person bought, each person’s soda flavor, and where each one was sitting: A. Danny sat on the same side of the car as the person who bought spaghetti. B. The person who bought ginger ale sat on the same side of the car as the person who preferred macaroni and cheese. C. The person with the orange soda sat in the back seat. D. The person who bought chili sat next to Jim. E. The driver did not buy a kind of pasta. F. The person who had the root beer sat on the same side of the car as the person who bought chili. G. Danny sat diagonally from the person who had the cream soda. H. Nikki sat next to the person with the ginger ale.

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Four friends (one is named Erin) drove to the drive-thru to buy their favorite food and soda. Two sat in the front seat, and two sat in the back seat. Each bought a different food (one bought a hot dog), and each bought a different soda (one bought orange soda). Use the clues below to determine what food each person bought, each person’s soda flavor, and where each one was sitting: A. Danny sat on the same side of the car as the person who bought spaghetti. B. The person who bought ginger ale sat on the same side of the car as the person who preferred macaroni and cheese. C. The person with the orange soda sat in the back seat. D. The person who bought chili sat next to Jim. E. The driver did not buy a kind of pasta. F. The person who had the root beer sat on the same side of the car as the person who bought chili. G. Danny sat diagonally from the person who had the cream soda. H. Nikki sat next to the person with the ginger ale.

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Nikki Jim spaghetti)chill (orange soda) (cream soda) Danny Erin (orange soda) (hot dog) (macaroni and (root beer) cheese)

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