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ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:48 AM
It took me an hour, and I nearly solved it twice, but at the end, it's still fruitless. Does anyone know the answer to this? :confused:

QUESTION:-
There are 5 houses with different colors.
Each house is occupied by 1 person of different nationality. Each nationality likes 1 type of drink, 1 brand of cigarette and keep 1 type of pet. None of them drink the same drink, smoke the same cigarette and has the same type of pet.

Question: Who has fish?

Clues:

- The English man lives in red house
- The Swedian has dog
- The Denmark guy likes tea
- The green house is at the left side of the white house
- The green house owner likes coffee
- The guy who smoke Pall Mall has bird
- The guy who lives in yellow house smokes Dunhill
- The Norwegian lives in the first house
- The guy who smokes Marlboro lives beside the guy with cat
- The guy who keeps horse lives beside the guy who smokes Dunhill
- The guy who smokes Winfield likes beer
- Beside the blue house lives the Norwegian
- German guy smokes Rohmans brand
- The guy who smokes Marlboro lives side by side with the guy who likes to drink water.
- The guy who lives in the middle house, like to drink milk.

pancake
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:54 AM
German?

RVD
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Yes. German.

James
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Puzzle works out like this:

House 1: Yellow, Norwegian, water, Dunhill, cat
House 2: Blue, Dane, tea, Marlboro, horses
House 3: Red, Englishman, milk, Pall Mall, bird
House 4: Green, German, coffee, Rohmans, fish
House 5: White, Swede, beer, Winfield, dog

Nicjac
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:08 AM
It is called the "Einstein-puzzle", it supposed to be tough. :p

James
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:10 AM
It is called the "Einstein-puzzle", it supposed to be tough. :p

I don't know why. It took me about 5-6 minutes. It really is quite logical, so not that hard.

pancake
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:14 AM
I don't know why. It took me about 5-6 minutes. It really is quite logical, so not that hard.

I guess some people may get confused by too many clues. I myself will cross out the clues which I've used(or solved) because if I didn't do so I would get in trouble too.

James
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:38 AM
I guess some people may get confused by too many clues. I myself will cross out the clues which I've used(or solved) because if I didn't do so I would get in trouble too.

That would be a useful tip. I quickly made a sketch of the five houses and filled in the blanks using the clues. Visualizing this usually helps too.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Puzzle works out like this:

House 1: Yellow, Norwegian, water, Dunhill, cat
House 2: Blue, Dane, tea, Marlboro, horses
House 3: Red, Englishman, milk, Pall Mall, bird
House 4: Green, German, coffee, Rohmans, fish
House 5: White, Swede, beer, Winfield, dog

ARGH! NO WONDER I CAN'T FIND THE SOLUTION! I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT! :lol:

I forgot that "side-by-side" and "beside" can be the SAME SIDE, since there's no direction indicated (left or right) ;)

Thanks for the answer, guys! :wavey:

Nicjac
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:12 AM
I don't know why. It took me about 5-6 minutes. It really is quite logical, so not that hard.

Einstein Junior :worship:

But you are not supposed to use any help (paper/pencil). :p

controlfreak
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:33 AM
This type of puzzle is known as a Logic Problem. I used to tear through entire puzzle books filled with them when I was younger. Normally you can use a graph something like this to make things easier:

http://www.puzzlemakers.net/image/medpuz.gif

Since your puzzle has five variables, there would be more boxes in the graph.

James
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Einstein Junior :worship:

But you are not supposed to use any help (paper/pencil). :p

It's much harder without any kind of visualization. But I am sure you would have managed. :p

Nicjac
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM
It's much harder without any kind of visualization. But I am sure you would have managed. :p

Well, I used female logic and worked it out in seconds.

Honestly, what kind of guy would keep fish as a pet if horses or dogs are the alternatives?

Well, the guy who is stupid enough to live in a green house AND drinks coffee when beer is available. :p

James
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Well, I used female logic and worked it out in seconds.

Honestly, what kind of guy would keep fish as a pet if horses or dogs are the alternatives?

Well, the guy who is stupid enough to live in a green house AND drinks coffee when beer is available. :p

It's not logical in any case, let's face it, there are no Germans that do not drink beer. ;) :p

Nicjac
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:41 PM
It's not logical in any case, let's face it, there are no Germans that do not drink beer. ;) :p

Well, Einstein lived in Switzerland and USA for many years, maybe he got confused :scratch:

tonythetiger
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:23 PM
It's possible for the German to live on either side of the Swedian.

I'm a very visual person. I couldn't done this in my head.

LoveFifteen
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:59 PM
It's not logical in any case, let's face it, there are no Germans that do not drink beer. ;) :p

Graf only drinks the blood of little children. :eek:

LoveFifteen
Nov 16th, 2006, 07:59 PM
It's not logical in any case, let's face it, there are no Germans that do not drink beer. ;) :p

Graf only drinks the blood of little children. :eek:

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:12 PM
OMG I just loved those puzzles! Thanks for reminding me they existed :lol:

Brian Stewart
Nov 17th, 2006, 09:50 AM
I like these kinds of puzzles. Back in the 70's, there were these Peterson's Pro Football (NFL) Yearbooks which had a similar type of puzzle. You were given various clues to fill in the names of the players for an offensive or defensive platoon. Anybody else remember these? I might still have a couple around. I'll take a peek.

Sam L
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:03 PM
My answer was the German.

Sam L
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Puzzle works out like this:

House 1: Yellow, Norwegian, water, Dunhill, cat
House 2: Blue, Dane, tea, Marlboro, horses
House 3: Red, Englishman, milk, Pall Mall, bird
House 4: Green, German, coffee, Rohmans, fish
House 5: White, Swede, beer, Winfield, dog

Yes that's what I got too. It took me about 30 minutes.

rockstar
Nov 24th, 2006, 03:59 PM
does anyone have such other puzzles, they're kinda interesting