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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Mangy Mooose
    a.k.a. Polar
    16 Dec '04 20:39 / 2 edits
    Albert Einstein once posed a brain teaser that he predicted only 2% of the worlds population would be able to solve.

    1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colours.
    2. In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
    3. These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigarette and keep a certain pet.
    4. No owners have the same pet, brand of cigaratte, or drink.

    1. The Brit lives in a red house
    2. The Swede keeps a dog
    3. The Dane drinks tea
    4. The green house is on the left of the white house.
    5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
    6. The person who smokes Pall Mall keeps birds.
    7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    8. The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk
    9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    10. The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats
    11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill
    12. The owner who smokes Camel drinks beer
    13. The German smokes Marlborough.
    14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
    15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbour who drinks water.

    The question is, who keeps the fish?

    Try working it out with pencil and paper as a matrix

    _________1st House / 2nd House / 3rd House / 4th House / 5th House
  2. Standard member The Plumber
    16 Dec '04 21:45
    Go down about 50 threads or so to "einsteins riddle" and you'll see this has all been done before. As posted there, the riddle (and answer) can be found at:
  3. Standard member Mangy Mooose
    a.k.a. Polar
    16 Dec '04 23:20
    I see now, mid way down the 3rd page. I wasn’t asking for any Internet sources I posted the question because my 9th grade daughter had it has homework. She was able to work it out with out any help from the Internet and thought it was interesting. Thanks for the site anyway. To bad I cant delete the post since it has been done already.
  4. 17 Dec '04 00:22
    There's a monthly UK publication called Logic Puzzles which contains dozens of puzzles of this type, gives you certain facts and a blank matrix which the solver has to fill in, and a question to answer which should be logically deducible from the information given