Puzzles & Games Einstein's Riddle -Solved

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  1. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Member

    Einstein\'s Riddle -Solved

    Einstein`s Riddle:
    Einstein wrote the following riddle. He said that 98% of the world could not solve it. But several NIEHS scientists were able to solve it, and they said its not all that hard if you pay attention and are very patient. Give it a try:

    There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage. Other facts:

    1. The Brit lives in the red house.
    2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    3. The Dane drinks tea.
    4. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
    5. The green house`s owner drinks coffee.
    6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
    9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    10. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    11. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
    12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
    13. The German smokes Prince.
    14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

    This one is difficult... I nearly got it right.

    [Edited on 11-9-2004 by helenheaven]
     
  2. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    SPOILER ANSWER BELOW

    OK I got it and I swear I didnt look it up and Ive never seen this puzzle before. It took me about 45 minutes.

    A.) In your clues there are only 4 pets so I just assumed that one person doesnt have a pet????









    Answer:
    House 1: Far Left
    Norweigen
    Yellow
    Water
    Dunhill
    Cats

    House 2:
    Dane
    Blue
    Tea
    Blends
    Horse

    House 3:
    Brit
    Red
    Milk
    Pallmall
    Birds

    House 4:
    German
    Green
    Coffee
    Prince
    No Pet/?????

    House 5:
    Swede
    White
    Beer
    Bluemaster
    Dog


    Thank you thank you
     
  3. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Member

    I guess I screwed that one up... I forgot to type the last line...

    "WHO HAS THE PET FISH?"

    You would have gotten it correct...
     
  4. xu

    xu Premium Member

    this is a good one, I was trying to solve it today, missed it 3 times but suceeded a couple of minutes ago.

    when you draw charts and all, answers start to become visible. if you didnt already, give it a go. it is really fun.

    This link is a simple solution, in case of emergency.
    http://mcraeclan.com/Graeme/EinsteinQuiz01.htm
     
  5. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    In several seminars I have been to this question is posed, of course after the first time, you just look really smart.

    The first time I did this was in a "working in a team" workshop...we had to solve it WITHOUT pen nor paper.

    That is a tough task, and certainly is an effective method of judging team dynamics.

    Needless to say I would take charge, get exasperated and boss everyone around...but I had to give my employers value for money right ? ;)
     
  6. nika00000111

    nika00000111 New Member

    it took me a while and like 3 pages of charts but i got it:D
     
  7. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    welcome to ID nika
     
  8. The_Final

    The_Final New Member

    Wow that one was really complicated, I just wrote down all of the questions and crossed out the ones I used....It took me a solid 25 mins to finish this. I did check out that site tho to make sure I was getting it right. I really like the final answer though. Leave it to Einstein for something like that.

    Hint: CHARTS!!!!!!!!!