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Lateral Thinking XII

Postby Holmes » March 17th, 2009, 9:49 am

Now, back to the Lateral Thinkings.

Lateral Thinking XII is also know as: "Einstein´s Riddle"

Here we go...


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.

Somebody owns a fish. The question is: who?


Hints:

The Brit lives in the red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left and next to the white house.
The green homeowner 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 Bluemaster 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.

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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby bash7353 » March 17th, 2009, 1:38 pm

Holmes wrote:
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Hints:

The Brit lives in the red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
[color=black]The green house is on the left and next to the white house.

The green homeowner 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 Bluemaster 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.

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I gotta ask, doesn't the first house mean it's the left one? How can there be two left houses? I don't understand.
Or what does first house mean?
Aside from that great riddle...

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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby ayw » March 17th, 2009, 1:50 pm

googleearth wrote:I gotta ask, doesn't the first house mean it's the left one? How can there be two left houses? I don't understand.
Or what does first house mean?
Aside from that great riddle...


I think there are six properties that you have to assign to the 5 houses in this riddle: house number, house colour, nationality, beverage, cigar, and pet. Number the houses 1 to 5 and assume a smaller number is "to the left" of a bigger number, and vice versa. First house probably means house number 1.
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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby MrWiz88 » March 17th, 2009, 3:34 pm

the person who has the fish is the [spoiler]German[/spoiler]

[spoiler]
1st house: [glow=yellow,2,300]yellow[/glow], norwegian, water, cats, dunhill
2nd house: [glow=blue,2,300]blue[/glow], dane, tea, horse, blends
3rd house: [glow=red,2,300]red[/glow], brit, milk, birds, pallmalls
4th house: [glow=green,2,300]green[/glow], german, coffee, [glow=green,2,300]FISH[/glow], prince
5th house: [glow=white,2,300]white[/glow], swede, beer, dog, bluemaster
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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby mitsuhiko2 » March 17th, 2009, 3:40 pm

That was pretty good. Took me about a half an hour. :) edit2: OK, forty-five minutes. :)

[spoiler]edit: nvm, forgot something...

...OK, here goes:

The Norwegian lives in the first house, which is yellow, drinks water, smokes Dunhill, and has a cat.
The Dane lives in the second house, which is blue, drinks tea, smokes Blends, and has a horse.
The Brit lives in the third house, which is red, drinks milk, smokes Pall Mall(surprise surprise), and has a bird.
The German lives in the fourth house, which is green, drinks coffee, smokes Prince, and has the fish!
The Swede lives in the fifth house, which is white, drinks beer, smokes Bluemaster, and has dogs.[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby S.H. » March 17th, 2009, 11:12 pm

"The green house is on the left and next to the white house."
This statement is quite confusing. I think it would be better to change it to:
"The green house is on the left of the white house and next to the white house."


Because when we separated "The green house is on the left and next to the white house."
Some or most(those have not saw this riddle before and those who did not search for other sources) will think that the green house is on the left-most, not left of the white house.(just like googleearth  :P and yeah..me too, when I decided to answer it again...)

Saw this riddle in the past and have double checked, they used
"The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house." or
"The green house is on the left of the white house."

Well...just a suggestion, thanks for the riddle  ;D
Looking forward to Lateral Thinking XIII  :)
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Re: Lateral Thinking XII

Postby Holmes » March 18th, 2009, 8:16 am

Well done! oh, and btw, Einstein said that 98% of the people in the world wouldn´t resolve it.


So, that means, you are in the 2% left.  :D ;D
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