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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:30 PM

Ships - Back to the Einstein's Riddles
There are 5 ships in a port.

1. The Greek ship leaves at six and carries coffee.
2. The ship in the middle has a black chimney.
3. The English ship leaves at nine.
4. The French ship with a blue chimney is to the left of a ship that carries coffee.
5. To the right of the ship carrying cocoa is a ship going to Marseille.
6. The Brazilian ship is heading for Manila.
7. Next to the ship carrying rice is a ship with a green chimney.
8. A ship going to Genoa leaves at five.
9. The Spanish ship leaves at seven and is to the right of the ship going to Marseille.
10. The ship with a red chimney goes to Hamburg.
11. Next to the ship leaving at seven is a ship with a white chimney.
12. The ship on the border carries corn.
13. The ship with a black chimney leaves at eight.
14. The ship carrying corn is anchored next to the ship carrying rice.
15. The ship to Hamburg leaves at six.

Which ship goes to Port Said? Which ship carries tea?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:18 PM

I did it! I did it! Yippee!! Hey, I'm not a megabrain like some of you, so I'm happy!!
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#3 BoilingOil

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 11:55 PM

I've found an alternative way of solving this puzzle, which may not work for all puzzles of this type. I just looked for lines that had common factors, and combined these lines to a longer one containing all the factors or the short lines it was made from.

For example: lines 1 and 15 both speak of a ship leaving at 6. Combining them, I could say: The Greek ship carries coffee for Hamburg and leaves at 6. Having made this combined sentence, I can now delete lines 1 and 15, and my information has become more compact without losing accuracy

I kept this going until I was left with only five sentences each carrying all the available information on one ship. The information implied in the questions was then easily added in to complete the two not-yet-complete lines.

It's a nice one... It kept me busy for an hour or two.

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#4 try n take me on

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:36 PM

hmmmmmm this is one of the longest one i have can u plz rephrase it lol.
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#5 try n take me on

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:16 PM

I did it! I did it! Yippee!! Hey, I'm not a megabrain like some of you, so I'm happy!!


No u didnt why dont ya post the answer huh.huh.huh!??!?!??!?!?? <_<
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#6 grottylittlewanker

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:11 AM

That was a tough one! I tried to do it in my head, but gave up and did it on paper... I ended up guessing that the French had the tea though... it was between them and Brazil! I got everything right pretty much though!

Took about an hour to do.
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#7 jilliankay

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:49 AM

Well, I have two answers :)


What I think Einstein's *REAL* answer would be:
Spoiler for the REAL answer


And if I took everything at face value:
Spoiler for the answer if you play nice, and my quick(ish) method for getting it.

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#8 Syuk-kun

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 04:24 AM

i got my own method,juz simply put all the clues roughly,theres no need to arrange anything at all, as an example
French Blue
Greek 6.00 coffee Hamburg Red
5.00 Genoa
Brazil Manila

and so on,
after using almost all the clues, except certain clue that determined the position of the ships, for that clue, put it into the table of 5x5 table
5 row and 5 column,after that u can see its quite easy to solve, at this point, the only thing u need to do is simply find the correct place to placing all the clues given, well this is my method and i solve it in roughly 10 minutes
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#9 Lithinir

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 04:46 AM

Haha. This is one was loooooooong....took me a while....
But, I still didnt figure it out....lol

Anyway, I love Einsteins riddles! :P
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#10 talk24.7

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:37 PM

ok, so I figured it out :D :D :D :D :D , and the Spanish ship goes to Port Said, and the French ship carries Tea!!!!!!!!!! I am so good! :)
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