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#31 iimpeachyz

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:32 AM

I noticed that fish was unmentioned but I just assumed it was the 5th pet.
I did make a chart like that and got the same answer, but I spent half an hour and now its 1:30 am. -dies-
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#32 iimpeachyz

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:46 AM

house 1 house 2 house 3 house 4 house 5
Norwegian German brit dane swede
bird fish horse cat dog
coffee water milk tea beer
pall mall prince blends dunhill blue masters
green blue red yellow white

i don't understand what the previous posts mean about it cant be solved with the given information?
don't know when the next time ill be on this site will be but if someone could shed some light on why its not solvable or if i did it wrong i would appreciate it.



My results were different. D:

house 1 house 2 house 3 house 4 house 5
Norweigian Dane Brit German Swede
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blends Pallmall Prince Blue master

But fish and German landed on the same row.
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#33 dhjellen

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:15 AM

iimpeachyz wrote:

My results were different. D:

house 1 house 2 house 3 house 4 house 5
Norweigian Dane Brit German Swede
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blends Pallmall Prince Blue master

But fish and German landed on the same row.



You did not include the colors. I think if you work through it again and assign colors as well, then you will find that your solution is incorrect. If you get it to work your way after you have included the colors, please repost your solution and let us know. Keep trying. Good luck!
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#34 Amy

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:31 AM

I didn't make a chart, but I got it in about fifteen - twenty minutes (ish), I knew it was the German who didn't have a pet, but also that the pet didn't have to be fish.


Maybe I'm in the top five percent?
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#35 brikab

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:54 PM

ha! this puzzle is SOLVABLE. sit down, make a little spreadsheet and work it out. if you get stuck, just start over and do it again. the 3rd time i tried it, i figured each clue out and it easily lead to the answer. you are all looking too far into the question. you are right, it doesn't specify that they only drink one drink...blah blah. You twist the wording around so it appears to not make sense. Then say, "there's not enough info to reach a conclusion!" and hope thats what Einstein wants you to say. Trust me, they only have one pet each, one cigar brand each, etc. there is no secret in the wording. just do the darn puzzle and accept that you arent in the 2%.
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#36 PipingDesign

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:24 AM

Answered it in 25 min, definitely reminded me of a sudoku. I found this site today and think i've been on for hours, I look forward to seeing what other chalenges are available.
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#37 yukino21

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:32 AM

This quiz was probably made up by Albert Einstein and according to him 98% will not solve it.
There is a row of five houses, each having a different color. In these houses live five people of various nationalities. Each of them nurtures a different beast, likes different drinks and smokes different brand of cigars.

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 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.

Which of the five house owners keeps fish as a pet? (are you one of the 2%).




hmm..this is kind of tough..but i have my own answer for this..^^P

position of the house:>>5>>4 >>3>>2>>1
color:>>white h.>>green h.>>red h.>>blue h.>>yellow h.
nationality:>>swede>>german>> brit>>dane>>Norwegian
drink:>>beer >>coffee>>milk>>tea >> water
cigar name:>>blue master >>prince , pall mall >> blends >>dunhill
beast/pet:>>dogs>>fish>>birds>> horse>>cats

...whew...in short the german has the fish...and...i hope you undestend my answer... heeheehee..^^P
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#38 mattonthecouch

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:14 PM

I interpreted the phrase "The Green House is to the left of the White House" to mean that the Green house and the White house are next to each other. Left & Right are completely arbitrary when the frame of reference has not been established. And if you don't assume that the houses are next to each other, then this is a useless clue.

I found two solutions, they are the same as the posted solution except that houses #4 (German) and #5 (Swede) can be swapped and the solution is still valid.

I created a color-coded spreadsheet and used trial & error.
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#39 iimpeachyz

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:54 AM

iimpeachyz wrote:


My results were different. D:

house 1 house 2 house 3 house 4 house 5
Norweigian Dane Brit German Swede
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blends Pallmall Prince Blue master

But fish and German landed on the same row.



You did not include the colors. I think if you work through it again and assign colors as well, then you will find that your solution is incorrect. If you get it to work your way after you have included the colors, please repost your solution and let us know. Keep trying. Good luck!



Ohh I forgot about the colors!

yellow blue red green white
Norweigian Dane Brit German Swede
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blends Pallmall Prince Blue master

I still got the same solution.. x_x

(Assuming that the fish is the fifth pet of course)
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#40 dhjellen

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 12:08 AM

iimpeachyz wrote:

Ohh I forgot about the colors!
yellow blue red green white
Norweigian Dane Brit German Swede
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Dunhill Blends Pallmall Prince Blue master

I still got the same solution.. x_x

(Assuming that the fish is the fifth pet of course)



Good job. It looks like you got it. I am not sure why you say your answer is different though - it looks identical to the solution posted. Good work
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