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Einstein's Riddle: Can You Figure It Out? [Pic]

Hits: 36421 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Quizzes & Tests | Added by: f0rk0
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intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 11:52:58 PM
The German owns the fish. And he lives in the 4th house, which is green, he drinks coffee, and smokes prince.

I got the answer by dicking around in a spreadsheet for about 20 minutes.

Moriachik
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 50 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 11:26:39 PM
Solved.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3160 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 11:01:43 PM
Use the Sherlock Holmes method.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3160 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 11:00:39 PM
So that's where, E=MC...whatever, came from?

Sakamura
Male, 30-39, Canada
 218 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:43:16 PM
Besides, who cares if it wasn't written by Einstein, or if it was a stupid "post me if you found the answer" thingie, or if it was vague. It was still fun to do :) And if the German guy didn't own a fish, well, he's the only one who don't say what animal he got. Was fun :) Tx for the quick challenge.

Sakamura
Male, 30-39, Canada
 218 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:40:02 PM
Yep, just did it, 4 Green German Coffee Prince Fish won it ... The only thing I "guessed" was the left side going towards the first one. So I agree with everyone who guessed this too. :) I guess my hours at Sudoku won the day ;)

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:04:19 PM
Easy, the German is on the far right. Been there since 1939.

buscompany
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 106 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:53:48 PM
And yes, my point was that the original was meant to trick people into thinking they had enough information to solve the puzzle when they didn't. I guess that this version does as well.

ScubaFett
Male, 18-29, Australia
 175 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:53:01 PM
He wasn't born yet.... so it isn't his riddle

buscompany
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 106 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:51:06 PM
@darkmagic14n
My bad, I should have actually tried to do the puzzle before commenting. I had thought it had been established that the german owned the fish, and you were questioning lsdmole's comment because this version had been solved. After rereading, I see that this version doesn't mention a fish in the clues either. I was the one who misunderstood.

tripout420
Male, 18-29, Western US
 51 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:59:45 PM
I couldn't figure it out... I had to scroll down and look... I've never been a minority though, minorities are for losers.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:25:30 PM
unless you mean it tricks others into THINKING they can solve it, and then you would be right.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:22:41 PM
This version has been changed so that you can determine that the German owns the fish.


like I said, you're wrong. it doesn't help you determine the german owns the fish because:

1) the clues are vague, (does the norwegian live on the left or the right, is the green house next door to the white or just in the left direction (2 houses down), cat/water =/= same person

2) the clues never say anything about owning a fish (see also your zebra point)

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5976 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:20:02 PM
And the prize goes to ...

... Viking864 for seeing the bigger picture and not getting caught up in the tedium of a silly puzzle that wasn't written by Einstein.

Viking864
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1063 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 7:38:00 PM
He could not have written it as he was not even born until the late part of the 19th Century

number1man
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 240 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 7:29:08 PM
wish i had a chart for this poo -_-

buscompany
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 106 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 7:22:58 PM
@darkmagic14n
but you're wrong about it being solvable, just read some of the comments


You misunderstand, the original puzzle was published in some magazine. It asked who owned the zebra, but never mentions a zebra in the clues. Since it never specified that someone did in fact own a zebra, the correct answer was to say that no one necessarily owned a zebra. This version has been changed so that you can determine that the German owns the fish.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 6:32:52 PM
2%'ers.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16145 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 6:31:53 PM
Once you figure out the German lives in the green house and drinks coffee, you're home free.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 6:29:18 PM
Sweet! That was my guess too!


jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 5:08:36 PM
It's the german guy


Pretty sure this solution is unique, given the number of variables and the number of clues

kcannon108
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 17 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 5:01:39 PM
German

espenfana
Male, 18-29, Europe
 21 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 4:20:52 PM
It says "on the left", not "to the left". There's a difference. Another version also states "next to and left of" to clarify.

Following the rules you'll find one single non-trivial answer for which one is the only possible fish-owner. It's good fun too :)

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:52:59 PM
@Gerry1of1

it also doesn't state that the Norwegian lived in the leftmost house. what if you approached from the other direction? the Norwegian could be the first house on the right, and the blue house is next door to him (again, doesn't specify that its to his left or right, just "next door")

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:50:16 PM
Someone has added extra data to allow it to be done


but you're wrong about it being solvable, just read some of the comments

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