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Einstein's Logic Puzzle That 98% of the World Population Can't Solve. Answered

There are 5 houses each with a different color. Their owners, each with a unique heritage, drinks a certain type of beverage, smokes a certain brand of cigarette, and keep acertain variety of pet. None of the owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigarette or drink the same beverage.

  • The Brit lives in the red house.
  • The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
  • The Dane drinks tea.
  • The green house is just to the left of the white house.
  • The green house's owner drinks coffee.
  • The person who smokes Pall Malls raises 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 a horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
  • The owner who smokes Bluemasters also 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.
Who owns the fish?

You may now thank me for ruining your holiday.

Here's what I have:
Yellow-norwigian-Dunhill
Blue-horse-water-German?-Prince?
Red-Brit-milk-Blends
Green-Coffee-cats-German?-Prince?
White-swede-Bluemasters-beer.

I got the colors, and maybe a few other things, but it gets mucky after that.

I think it is the Brit, but my friend says it's the German.

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chiok

10 years ago

I like these sorts of things, a little bit of time and little knowledge of anything in particular make me feel nice and smug for a short while. My process also says it is the German who keeps fish. Once I figured out the Norwegian drank water, it all fell together. It was like a Sudoku without numbers.

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seleigher

10 years ago

The german has the fish.

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Gjdj3

11 years ago

This took me a while but I think I got it. I had the german with the fish? What did you all get?

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gyromild

11 years ago

house -----Yellow------Blue------Red---------Green-----White
heritage ---Nwgian----Dane-----Brit----------German--Swede
drinks ------Water------Tee-------Milk----------Coffee----Beer
smoke -----Dunhill----Blends---Pall Mall----Prince----Bluemaster
pet ----------Cats--------Horse----Birds--------Fish-------Dog

Did I got it right? It's the German, who lives in the green house, who drinks coffee and smoke Prince. =)
I'll remove this post if you want to keep the answer a secret.

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gyromildchooseausername

Reply 11 years ago

Come to think of it, now I think it's the Frenchman who keeps the fish.. =)

I think it should read:
Einstein's Logic Puzzle That 80% of Instructablers will be able to solve.
That 98% might holds true if it was posted in someplace like Myspace though.

There're just a lot of nerds here =P

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chooseausername

11 years ago

I've found the solution !! =o)
The German keep the fish !!

What do you think ? Does it mean I'm a genius, or does it mean I'm stubborn ? =o)

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Goodhartchooseausername

Reply 11 years ago

It is simply an IQ test, administered by a professional test taker. Whether they give it, or a psychologist that they approve makes little difference. :-) One of their tests has an ambiguous question in it, find that one and point it out and you freak out the test taker (if they recognize what you are trying to explain to them LOL).

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maninamousesuit

11 years ago

whats it to do with einstein....? I mean is this one of his or was his name added for scientific cachet?

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Goodhartchaoscampbell

Reply 11 years ago

that really only means that only 2 % know how to figure out this kind of puzzle, since it is the same method used on the simpler ones *sigh*

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chaoscampbell

11 years ago

That was quite the challange!!...... do I reveal the answer? and how I got it?...... or keep it to myself?........ took me about an hour. yes, I did it with nothing more then a pen a paper and the clues provided..... I wanna know if I'm right..... but I'm 99% confident I am....... you have a smart friend goodhart...lol

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Goodhartchaoscampbell

Reply 11 years ago

you have a smart friend goodhart...lol

maybe because it is late at night, but I am confused :-)

These puzzles are fairly straightforward, solved in exactly the same way for each one.

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chaoscampbellGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

ya sorry about that dude..... I thought you were the original poster. so that should read... you have a smart friend slintercell.... lol

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chaoscampbellchaoscampbell

Reply 11 years ago

oh.... reading on I see people have already posted the answer...... ya its the german

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chaoscampbellchaoscampbell

Reply 11 years ago

Yellow
Norwegian
Dunhill
Water
Cats

Blue
Dane
Blends
Tea
Horse

Red
Brit
PallMall
Milk
Birds

Green
German
Prince
Coffee
FISH

White
Swede
Bluemaster
Beer
Dogs

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TeacherOfTheWays

11 years ago

O Dear, please don't make me figure that out LOL, my brain had trouble just looking at it. =P

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SunbanksSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

I wish we got extra credit on our math exams....I could really help my grade...

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GoodhartSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

These puzzles, if a simple chart is made of the characters, the objects, and the conditions. Then, program like, you run the list until all facts have been gleaned from the puzzle. In this case, it is a little more tedious than normal...time consuming...

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

But it is not particularly difficult....

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guyfrom7upGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I'm 13 and it took me about 20 minutes. I believe that it's the german guy, but I could be wrong

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 11 years ago

Es ist das deutschman. And what about all the other things ? ;-)

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GoodhartSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

I would assume you would need to show the method you used to find the solution :-)

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wingman246

11 years ago

yeah its the German, my 9th grade math teacher did the same thing. Also i heard somewhere that it is more than 2% now, probably because of population increase or everyone could just be getting smarter (is smarter even a word?)

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its a lionwingman246

Reply 11 years ago

smart: adj., smart·er, smart·est. intr.v., smart·ed, smart·ing, smarts. looks like it is. i took that from the answers.com firefox plugin. so if its wrong, blame them not me.

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zachninme

11 years ago

I've done this before... I solved it, though :D