Monday, July 30, 2012

Supplementing Your Summer: Eistein's Riddle

No tricks, really.  This is not like "You're a bus driver in New York City.  At the first stop, ten people get on.  At the next, four get off and three get on.  Then eight get off and eleven get on.  What is the name of the bus driver?"  This is not like that.  It really is just pure logic, as you may expect of Einstein.

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.



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 next to, and 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 center 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 neighbor who drinks water.

Einstein said that 98% of the population would be unable to solve it.  I did.  Can you?


(Post your answer.  I'll let you know if you're right or wrong and post the answer in two weeks.  Persevere!  If you just keep trying, you'll figure out which inputs result in desirable outputs.) 

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