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Einsteins puzzle
PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Einstein made this puzzle up, and said that 98% of the world would not be able to solve it. Give it a go.

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage. Other facts:
1. The Brit lives in the red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
5. The green house's owner drinks coffee.
6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

Who owns the fish?

Link 4 solution: do not click, lest bad things happen.

EDIT: If you figure it out or already know the answer, don't post it here, you can just say you got it.


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

*Bruno gets a piece of paper and grumbles.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Aaaaaah. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
Took me a while but I got it...made a lot of mistakes though grrr

..although there was one presumption I kept making that was wrong. I'll stay true to your wishes and not say a word kiekeboe

Edit: Forgot to thank you for the wonderful puzzle. Much better than homework yes


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Done.

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

I remembered something about this earlier today so I looked it up and figured it out. I don't think it's that 98% of people are incapable of doing it. I think it's that 98% of people give up. Took me about 15 minutes.

Here's another one: Take a 5x5 chess board, 5 queens, and three pawns, and arrange them all on the board so none of the pawns can be taken.


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Bruno wrote:

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Ourayamu wrote:
Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


You may want to try the puzzle again.
Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Zukoca wrote:
You may want to try the puzzle again.
Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

My mom and I spent a half-hour trying to figure out the chess one, and although my mom gave up eventually, I kept at it for 5 more minutes and I got it.

BTW, we should probably stop talking in spoiler messages, because the mods will be after us. nuu


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Yeah...probably a good idea.

Well, I tried the chess one for a while. No luck so far sadblauw , wish I could get my Dad to help...

Ah well...I think I may give up, I think I need to go to bed/ do homework THEN bed.

I'll see if I can do it tomorrow


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

(Aye, I got it.)

Ninety-eight percent?

I do hope that is a hyperbole. I like Bruno's method; with the "piece of paper and grumbling..." tounge2

And, I think Zukoca's right in that people more likely just give up. The riddle is something that requires no more than patience and logic.


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Einsteins pussle wrote:
Who owns the fish?



nervous reminds me of a pussle "vem äger fisken?" I made long ago, couldnt solve it and dont want to have frustrations to do it again.

pussle 2 wrote:
Here's another one: Take a 5x5 chess board, 5 queens, and three pawns, and arrange them all on the board so none of the pawns can be taken.


This one Ill try, I just need to get a board and Ill post the results here later lachgroen



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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

His statement was maybe correct in his time. Today, much much more than 2% of the population is able to solve this riddle.

I like it ^^


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

Got it. I used to do puzzles like this as a kid. But they came in a book with a little grid thing so you could tick off the clues as you got them.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec, 2008  Reply with quote

I got it...in 2.5 hours. Tired after working out tounge2

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