Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Puzzle, A Highly Recommended One


Came across this very refreshing, somewhat challenging and extremely satisfying riddle. I am producing the puzzle in the same format in which it was forwarded to me, so please do not blame me for the unnecessary inclusion of "Einstein said you are in the top 2% of intelligent people of you crack it" etc., but yes, if you crack it, you can pat yourself on the back! All the best.

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ALBERT EINSTEIN'S RIDDLE

ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD?

SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND OUT.

There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.


1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.

2. In each house lives a person of different nationality

3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke
different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?


HINTS

      1. The British man lives in a red house.
      2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets.
      3. The Danish man drinks tea.
      4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.(with respect to house, right side to someone who is facing 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 Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.

ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY.

HE SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.


Submit your answers as a comment in the following format: first letter of color,first letter of nationality, first letter of beverage, first letter of smoke, first letter of pet
Example : White, German, Milk, Blend, Cat

Password: wgmbc

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35 comments:

Satya said...

ggcpf

Chintan Shah said...

ggpcf - great puzzle..

Suhel Banerjee said...

@Satya, Chintan Shah - Unfortunately I can't give away the answer here. But if you give me your email IDs I can confirm:)

gulemastan said...

GGPCF ..... :)

Somtirtha said...

1st house - Yellow, Norwegian, Dunhill, Water, Cats
2nd house - Blue, Dane, Blends, Tea, Horses
3rd house - Red, Brit, Pall Mall, Milk, Birds
4th house - Green, German, Prince, Coffee, Fish
5th house - White, Swede, Blue Master, Beer, Dogs

So the answer is the German owns the fish.

adnan said...

1- Norwegian,Yellow,Cats,Dunhill,Water
2-Danish,Blue,Horse,Blends,Tea
3-British,Red,Birds,Pallmall,Milk
4-German,Green,Fish,Prince,Coffee
5-Swedish,White,Dog,Bluemaster,Beer

Anonymous said...

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Bhimaraju said...

Great puzzle. Kudos to Einstein

avinash said...

GGCPF

Guyzz.. I was able to solve it.. But it took me an hour to solve it..

pradeepji said...

This is an easy one...
The answer is Green German Coffee Prince and the one having the fish......

Anonymous said...

ggcpf but the 14th hint should have been "blue house is next to norweigian's house"

Anonymous said...

buddy send me the answar and please send the explanation
email:saroj.perfect@yahoo.com

vels said...

green,german,coffee,prince,fish

vishesh said...

the answer is : GGCPF....:)

VIGNESH said...

The answer is wdwbf

veejay said...

Norwegien
has the fish

vijay said...

ggpcf

praveen143 said...

1st house - Yellow, Norwegian, water, Dunhill, Cats
2nd house - Blue, Dane, Tea, Blends, Horses
3rd house - Red, Brit, Milk, Pall Mall, Birds
4th house - Green, German, coffee, Prince, Fish
5th house - White, Swede, Beer, Blue Master, Dogs

So the answer is the German owns the fish.

Anonymous said...

Hi every body i am prasadkalluri

A big thank you to the blogger placing the beautiful puzzle

Below is Perfect solution for the puzzle which satisfies all the 15 logical hints


1st house -Yellow, Norwegian, Dunhill, Water, Cats

2nd house-Blue, Danish, Blends, Tea, Horses

3rd house-Red, British, Pall Mall, Milk, Birds

4th house -White, Swedish, Blue Master, Beer, Dogs

5th house -Green, German, Prince, Coffee, Fish


Note:In order to solve the puzzle the procedure i followed is to group the hints


Group1:Group all the hints which will help you locating the direct position of houses in terms of

numbers

9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
8. The man living in the center house drinks milk.

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Group 2: Group all the hints which have the word next except the hint 14 since it is already playing the

role of base hint .This step facilitates to find the adjacent house numbers

4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.(with respect to house, right side to

someone who is facing the white 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.
15. The Blends smoker lives next to the one who drinks water.

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Group 3:Group all the third priority hints

1. The British man lives in a red house.
2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
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.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.

All the very Best to all who want to solve this puzzle

Solution:Finally the answer is the German owns the fish.

SUMAIYA said...

YNWDF

Anonymous said...

hey i solved the problem, but i took more than 1 hour.

the answer is GGCPF, German owns the fish

i really like to solve such problems, put some questions friends

Atul Agarwal said...

the GERMAN owns the FISH who lives in GREEN house....drinks COFFEE.........n smokes PRINCE

Click For Best Brain Teaser said...

:-)

Sassh... said...

GGCPF ::: I solved it in 35 mins.

Anonymous said...

Great ! I took 15 mins to solve this. GGCPF

Anonymous said...

i solved this puzzle in a hour.............the german has the fish...........and the rest of the table matches praveen143.

Pranshu said...

YNWDF - Why is my answer different?

Pranshu said...

Oh damn - wrong placement of G - W houses.. I'm dyslexic :P

Belsum.com said...

GGCPF....................too easy...simple logic...

Anonymous said...

GGCPF

Puzzles said...

Nice One Dude:)

Anonymous said...

ggcpf

Sumera Riaz said...

nice one
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pankaj rules said...

1- Norwegian,Yellow,Cats,Dunhill,Water
2-Danish,Blue,Horse,Blends,Tea
3-British,Red,Birds,Pallmall,Milk
4-German,Green,Fish,Prince,Coffee
5-Swedish,White,Dog,Bluemaster,Beer

pankaj rules said...

1- Norwegian,Yellow,Cats,Dunhill,Water
2-Danish,Blue,Horse,Blends,Tea
3-British,Red,Birds,Pallmall,Milk
4-German,Green,Fish,Prince,Coffee
5-Swedish,White,Dog,Bluemaster,Beer