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:salaam: 

 

Here's a riddle that it is said to be made by Einstein when he was a boy, others attribute it to Lewis Carroll. It is said that only 2% of the population can solve this, the rest not genius enough :D 

 

I solved it  :chill: 

So either the above statement is exaggerated :thumbdown:  or I'm an undiscovered genius   :boxing: 

Here's the riddle, try to solve it and let's see which of the possibilities is correct :D

 

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 colors. 
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? 
You have to to figure out who lives where, in what color house, keeping what pet, drinking what drink, and smoking what brand of cigarettes.
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1. The Brit lives in a red house. 
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets. 
3. The Dane drinks tea. 
4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of 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 Dun-hill. 
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 man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water. 

 

Remember: No cheating! solve it the old fashion way; using your brains :P :D


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So. my answer is:

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Please tell me if it's wrong so I can try again, I didn't want to google it and see the answer :P


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salam

 

 

So. my answer is:

 

 

Please tell me if it's wrong so I can try again, I didn't want to google it and see the answer :P

Nope! and by the way, when the question asked who's the fish owner it means you have to find all of the others too. I mean each person, their house, their drinks, their pets, etc 

Keep trying :D



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Remember: No cheating! solve it the old fashion way; using your brains

 

And a pen and paper! I've done this before but had to sort all the facts into a table... but if you can do it all in your brain then yes... you probably definitely are a genius.


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And a pen and paper! I've done this before but had to sort all the facts into a table... but if you can do it all in your brain then yes... you probably definitely are a genius.

Ah no! I'm not that genius :laughing: I started with a pen and a paper (then two), then I made paper clips with each info 'cause I got confused  then as last resort I used Excel :D

What I meant with the 'remember' bit is that no searching Google for the answer! 

 

So, I gather you did find the answer, right? :thumbup:  



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salam

 

Ok so I still can't figure it out, let me show you how I got to that answer,

 

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PHEW, please tell me it's correct this time :D

 

* When I started writing the post I didn't know the answer lol, but while writing each step I actually got to it!


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Awesome, Eve  :thumbs_up:  and you actually wrote it down!


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I'm not touching this one with a 10 foot pole!   :surrender:


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I'm not touching this one with a 10 foot pole!   :surrender:

White flag already?! Why wouldn't you?



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I looked at it for 10 minutes and got so confused I thought I was a Norwegian horse lover whenever I drank coffee.  :dontgetit: 


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