# einsteins riddle

suhkit
Posers and Puzzles 01 Oct '04 22:45
1. 01 Oct '04 22:45
has anyone ever solved this riddle w/o help??
2. Acolyte
01 Oct '04 23:11
Originally posted by suhkit
has anyone ever solved this riddle w/o help??
It's a fairly conventional puzzle, which doesn't require any special insight, just the ability to apply a process of elimination. I imagine many people can solve it without help; the only question is how quickly they can do so.
3. telerion
True X X Xian
01 Oct '04 23:29
Originally posted by Acolyte
It's a fairly conventional puzzle, which doesn't require any special insight, just the ability to apply a process of elimination. I imagine many people can solve it without help; the only question is how quickly they can do so.
Seems like those logic problems I would play as a kid. Just set up a chart and start checking of squares, thus eliminating impossible combinations. If the puzzle has a unique solution, it will show up.
4. 02 Oct '04 02:09
yes, but supposedly only 3% of the world can solve this w/o help
5. Nemesio
Ursulakantor
02 Oct '04 02:14
Originally posted by suhkit
has anyone ever solved this riddle w/o help??
Perhaps you could post it?

Nemesio
6. 02 Oct '04 02:32
I solved it during a slow afternoon at work.

Here's the text of the problem: http://www.manbottle.com/trivia/Einstein_s_Riddle.htm

7. 02 Oct '04 07:23
Originally posted by suhkit
has anyone ever solved this riddle w/o help??
Yes at thirteen. With pen and paper though... (makes it pretty simple)
8. 02 Oct '04 13:52
Originally posted by suhkit
has anyone ever solved this riddle w/o help??
But sukhit, what IS the riddle? State it in the thread.
9. 03 Oct '04 01:10
Originally posted by howzzat
But sukhit, what IS the riddle? State it in the thread.
A google for &quot;Einstein riddle&quot; will give you a bunch of hits, one of which I linked to (see my post above) that also includes the answer matrix if you want to cheat...
10. 05 Oct '04 02:14
theres many different ways to the riddle and many different clues one can offer....i was offered 10 clues and took me about a summer in the brigg to figure this out
11. Scheel
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06 Oct '04 16:00
Originally posted by howzzat
But sukhit, what IS the riddle? State it in the thread.
There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke
different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?

HINTS

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.
12. Palynka
Upward Spiral
14 Oct '04 08:27
You're supposed to solve it WITHOUT anything, just by looking at the riddle itself. Unfortunately, nobody told me that before I made it.

It's pretty easy if you write it down, don't know if I would made it without writing...