Einstein's Riddle

Boris Popov no-spam-popov at bigserver.com
Sun Mar 11 22:38:39 CET 2001


LoL... Oh well... I see what you mean now... :) But all of them have a
certain pet. Even though we have no clue what kind of pet german owns, we
can assume it's fish cause no one else has it... :)))

-Boris

"Boris Popov" <no-spam-popov at bigserver.com> wrote in message
news:98gp5b$1u0oi$1 at ID-75892.news.dfncis.de...
> "Bruce Elrick" <belrick at home.com> wrote in message
> news:3AABE712.499CCF4C at home.com...
> > I swear there is no evidence that any of them own a fish.  The German
> > owns an emu.
> >
> > Bruce
>
> I am missing something then. I thought my table satisfies all given
> statements and it has fish right under the german...
>
> -Boris
> P.S. What's emu ?
>
> >
> > Boris Popov wrote:
> > >
> > > "Steve Graham" <js.graham at home.com> wrote in message
> > > news:oNPq6.396644$ge4.138479566 at news2.rdc2.tx.home.com...
> > > > Who would be interested in using his/her brain (and his computer) to
> solve
> > > > the following?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Steve Graham
> > > >
> > > > ===
> > > >
> > > > Einstein's Riddle
> > > >
> > > > Albert Einstein wrote this riddle this century [ed. 20th century].
He
> > > said
> > > > 98% of the world could not solve it.
> > > >
> > > > There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.  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.
> > > >
> > > > The question is: "Who owns the fish?"
> > > >
> > > > Hints:
> > > >
> > > > The Brit lives in the red house.
> > > >
> > > > The Sweed keeps dogs as pets.
> > > >
> > > > The Dane drinks tea.
> > > >
> > > > The green house is on the left of the white house.
> > > >
> > > > The green house's owner drinks coffee.
> > > >
> > > > The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
> > > >
> > > > The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
> > > >
> > > > The man living in the center house drinks milk.
> > > >
> > > > The Norwegian lives in the first house.
> > > >
> > > > The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
> > > >
> > > > The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes
Dunhill.
> > > >
> > > > The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
> > > >
> > > > The German smokes Prince.
> > > >
> > > > The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
> > > >
> > > > The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I don't beleive he said that only 2% of the world could solve it. It's
> not
> > > hard, you just need to pay attention to the details. The German owns
the
> > > fish. It was supposed to be a table that I used to layout all the
> details,
> > > but I prefer to post plain-text:
> > >
> > > house         1 2 3 4 5
> > > color            yellow blue red green white
> > > nationality   norweigian dane brit german swede
> > > drink            water tea milk coffee beer
> > > smoke        dunhill blend pall mall prince bluemaster
> > > pet              cats horse birds fish dogs
> > >
> > > -Boris
> > > P.S. Did I have to write software to solve it ? :)
>
>





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