Saturday, January 8, 2011

Einstein Puzzle

This is a quiz that was written by Einstein. 85% of the population does not possess the logical thinking ability to solve it. Are you among the 15%? If you do the quiz, tell me your answer and how you approached the problem, and I'll compare it to my answer!

(This is not a trick question. The answer can be reached using logic and deductive reasoning.)


There are five different houses of five different colors arranged in a straight row. Within each house lives a different owner of a different nationality. Each of the five owners drinks a different beverage, smokes a different brand cigar, and has a different type of pet. You are facing the row of houses and read left to right.


The Brit lives in a red house.

The Swede keeps dogs as pets.

The Dane drinks tea.

The green house is on the left on the white house.

The green house owner drinks coffee.

The owner who smokes Pall Mall keeps birds.

The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

The owner living in the middle (center) house drinks milk.

The Norwegian lives in the first house.

The owner who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.

The owner who keeps horses lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.

The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.

The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.


Who has fish for pets?


Shepherd Girl said...

Interesting puzzle!

I came to the conclusion that it is the German who lives in the green house, drinks coffee, and smokes "Prince", who keeps fish for pets.

Naomi said...

This has been bugging me ever since you first posted it so I spent an hour this morning exercising my brain to solve it. ;) The answer I came up with was the same as Shepherd Girl. I wasn't getting anywhere until I started figuring out all the things each *couldn't* have had. Interesting.

Lindsey said...

Yes, that is correct! :)

Lol, Naomi, the same thing happened to me.