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

Hits: 36936 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Quizzes & Tests | Added by: f0rk0
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Ston
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 199 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:27:57 PM
The five pets are not listed. Since the fifth pet is not mentioned in any of the hints, there's no way of knowing if that fifth pet is a fish or something else entirely. So, no one owns the fish. It lives in the nearby lake. The Dane owns a gerbil.

lsdmoe
Male, 40-49, Europe
 72 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:10:55 PM
This wasn't meant to be solvable. Someone has added extra data to allow it to be done. Einstein wanted you to think about the nature of things, not solve stupid riddles.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 870 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:10:07 PM
My 9th grade math class solved this. They used 2 or 3 different methods, most took about an hour working together in groups.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8874 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 2:55:08 PM
He lost me after 19th century.

Xric
Male, 18-29, Europe
 22 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 1:55:41 PM
I do believe the answer is German.
We are the 2%!!!

Theyoyoguy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 464 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 1:27:22 PM
They meant early 1900's. Which is the 20th century I'm sure

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 1:22:52 PM

"To the left of" does not mean next door, so that opens possibilites. If we lay it out as a spreadsheet then you get this...

GREEN BLUE WHITE RED YELLOW
NORW GERM SWEDE BRIT DANE
Coffee Water Milk Beer Tea
Pall Mall Prince Blends Bluemas Dunhill
Birds Cats Dogs Horse

So the Dane has the fish?
I could have mistakes in the above.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4788 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 1:17:20 PM
I admit I needed pencil and paper, but once you have the grid it's not diffcult.

jadedtortois
Female, 18-29, Canada
 783 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 1:11:22 PM
Well, aside from maybe cheating, there really isn't enough info :(

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:58:18 PM
"it never said these are the same people. "

it never said that is the same person** (ie the person who drinks water could live on the left and the person who raises cats lives on the right, or vice versa)

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:52:41 PM
first, it never said the norweigian lived on the first house on the left, it said first house. second, it never said the green house was NEXT to the white house, just that it was to the left of it (eg sally is taller than jake, mike is shorter than sally, jake is the shortest)
finally, it stated that the person who smoked blends lives next to the person who raises cats and the person who drinks water, it never said these are the same people.

in summation, the answer is a common, though rarely, used answer: not enough information is provided; anyone who says there is a definitive answer is part of the 98%

wake_n_bake
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 657 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:52:25 PM
He wrote this during the early 19th century? O_O I think they messed that one up.

But yeah, these are called logic puzzles, we used to do them all the time in school. The trick is you have to make a graph with the nationalities as column and all the other ones as rows. You just mark off the clues and then infer the rest.

MrTwidget
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 779 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:46:20 PM
It was actually fun to solve. Process of elimination .

sparki1980
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:43:28 PM
Leave it to Einstein to give you a riddle that is only solved based on relativity. Is the 1st house (norw lives) on the right or left? How's he counting relative to left or right?

canusuck
Male, 30-39, Canada
 694 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:43:14 PM
I think the 98% Einstein was referring to didn't have unlimited google access...

MrTwidget
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 779 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:41:14 PM
I came up with the German, am I right?


rm
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:39:18 PM
yep, pretty much

drworm2002
Male, 30-39, Western US
 585 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:35:04 PM
@rm: great, you proved you was an a$$-hat and you need people to see how smart you are

drworm2002
Male, 30-39, Western US
 585 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:34:17 PM
@lordfoobar No, you misunderstand....he wrote it early, meaning morning...

No, the sentence is bad. It can infer too many things.

rm
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:29:57 PM
Number Colour Nationality Beverage Cigar Pet
1 Yellow Norwegian Water Dunhill Cats
2 Blue Dane Tea Blend Horse
3 Red Brit Milk Pall Mall Birds
4 Green German Coffee Prince Fish
5 White Swede Beer Bluemaster Dogs

Burton_Ian
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:27:32 PM
Ha We did this riddle back in high school after my AP calculus exam. I got it first and got a bunch of candy, but then I shared.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2710 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:22:01 PM
I'll admit, I made my own graph and did it.
I got confused at the end, but had the entire graph filled out except for where the fish and cat was located.

I then looked up the answer and their graph was exactly like mine, except for the fish/cat. I then went back to find out why I got lost. Then I saw what when wrong, and that was the ordering of the houses.

But I then got it.

rasputins
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:18:01 PM
clever of einstein to have written this early in the 19th century when he was born late in the 19th century..

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6198 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:16:41 PM
Er...I doubt very much that Einstein wrote this early in the 19th Century.

markulees
Male, 30-39, Canada
 11 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:12:50 PM
i got it in 5 min, thats not hard, just draw it all out and put it together like a puzzle. easy peasy. hint forst house is on the right

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