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Einstein's Riddle


#1

Try and solve this riddle.

  • There are 5 houses that are each a different colour.

  • There is a person of a different nationality in each house.

  • The 5 owners drink a certain drink. They each smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and also have a certain pet. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigarettes nor drinks the same drink.

The question is. "Who has the fish?"

CLUES

  1. The British man lives in the red house.

  2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.

  3. The Danish man drinks tea.

  4. The green house is to the left of the white house.

  5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.

  6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.

  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

  8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.

  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.

  10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.

  11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.

  12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.

  13. The German smokes Prince.

  14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.

  15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbour that drinks water


#2

The german FTW.


#3

do you know where a good place to find riddles like this? I like riddles and logic puzzles.


#4

hmm. 17?


#5

Cant figure it out, how is it the German?


#6

You just have to make a chart that cross-references all the variables. Then you fill it in using the clues and, by process of elimination you end up with the German,Fish space as the last one left empty.


#7

Like this:

House # Color Race Drink What smoked? Pet Type
1____________________________________________________ 2___________________________________________________
3______________________________________________________
4______________________________________________________
5


#8

house 1 2 3 4 5
color yellow blue red green white
N.Ality Nor dane brit german swede
drink water tea milk coffee beer
smoke dunhill blend p.mal prince bluemaster
pet cats horse birds fish dogs


#9

ARGH why wont they work !!!

Can someone advise how some computer noob can post pictures lol ?


#10

If it's a picture from the internet you can save it in My Pictures, then hit "Browse" on the "Attach Image" thing, and select it . Then just hit submit.


#11

There is no fish.


#12

Amusements in Mathematics
Dudeney, Henry Ernest
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16713/16713-h/16713-h.htm


#13

FINALLY !

See if anyone can find a face in this, quite the headwrecker, and THANK YOU for the advice how to post !


#14

Play...

Can you find the C ? ( Good exercise for the eyes! )

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Once you?ve found the C?

Find the 2 letters B!

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RRRRRRRRRRRBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Once you?ve found the letters B

Find the 1

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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1III
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Once you?ve found the 1...

Find the 6

9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999699999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999

Once you?ve found the 6...

Find the N ( More difficult ! )

MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMNMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMM

Once you?ve found the N...

Find the Q...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


#15

The last one, is VERY good trust your brain is all i can say it spots it FAR before you do just leave your eyes wander it will register.

GAH the z's dont work :frowning:


#16

I did puzzle's much more difficult than this in 5th grade in a Gifted and Talented school program we got bussed to on Fridays.

The grids were already pre-drawn, though.

They started out with one square(level A) and worked up to as many as 15 pairings(level E) I think.
They had to order level F's up to 40 pairings for me and one other kid.
By sixth grade we were finishing them faster than all the B and C kids.

If you can't tell, I really like puzzles and propositional logic in general.

Thanks for the flash back OP.


#17

We had those as well. They gave them to us in class to see who could finish them the fastest. I hated them because it felt like busy work. Now, puzzles are more interesting. It's the only reason I play Tomb Raider even now.


#18

The Law School Admissions Test has sections on logic games similar to this. http://www.lsac.org/LSAT/lsat-prep-materials.asp


#19

Ya very rarely play video games. Tomb raider is the only one I play for that very reason. Getting one for the XBOX 360 for Xmas...looking forward to it


#20

Is this a trick question as in the elephant has a face...case solved?