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paulraj
08-29-2005, 03:01 AM
Einstein wrote this riddle last century and said that 98% of the world’s population would not be able to solve it.

• There are 5 houses that are each a different colour.
• There is a person of a different nationality in each house.
• The 5 owners drink a certain drink. They each smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and also have a certain pet. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigarettes nor drinks the same drink.
• The question is. “Who has the fish?”

CLUES

1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The green house is to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.
11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.
12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.
15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbour that drinks water.


i have the answer.but me to trying to solve this.

paul

san2003
08-29-2005, 03:47 AM
i remember seeing this riddle somewhere...was it geetham?? :think: .. anyway i tried to solve this... i think i got the answer.. but where i put i dont know... ill go back home and try again... gosh have to :sm19: for this :( :00: :?

paulraj
08-29-2005, 04:36 AM
SAN

yes it as a forwarded mail.so many of u know the answer(if u got it as fwd mail).if u find/know the answer, please wait for some time untill others can find it.

infact the answer is not a single word like british man has the fish,also included the info about the sequence of houses,drinks,pet etc.,

paul

che
08-29-2005, 04:43 AM
appidinna enakkum theriyum, naanum wait pannuren paul. hehe.

:ee:

goodcomplanboy
08-29-2005, 01:42 PM
:ee: I know the answer too. The best way to work out this puzzle is to draw a table and write down the answers, from the clues given one by one. Quite simple actually.

Draw a two dimensional table with the house nos as the rows and the "Colour, Pet, Drink, Smoke, Nationality" as the columns. Then write down the answers one by one from the clues :)

Danke Paul :b:

PS: I guess I have given a direct clue for the answer :razz:

paulraj
08-29-2005, 01:56 PM
yes GCB

i am trying that way only.Today i am little busy.So i could not finish it.Tomorrow i will post the answer.

paul

paulraj
08-30-2005, 08:07 PM
here is the answer.but it has one mistake.purposly i made this.u find it and verify with urs. if possible post ur answer
Norwegian Danish British German Swedish
Yellow Blue Red Green White
Dunhill Pall Blend Maal Prince Bluemastart
Water Tea Milk Coffee Beer
Cat Horse Bird Fish Dog
yes the fish is with german guy

san2003
08-31-2005, 01:01 AM
thanx kaka for answer... yes my answer was german guy too :D

believe or not.. i actually drew houses n coloured it and stuff (this was b4 u posted here) to get the answers :D :ahha: prob i shud have done GCB way :doh:

paulraj
08-31-2005, 02:43 AM
:D :D ok.. ok.. i belive :D :D

paulraj
08-31-2005, 03:11 AM
calculate :3 + 4 times 5 + 2 :D


A man and his son were in an automobile accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The emergency room surgeon said "I can't operate, that's my son!" How is this possible?

hope many of u know the answer........
if so post it here

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 03:49 AM
3 + 4 times 5 + 2 = 3 + 4 * 5 + 2
since * has higher precedence over +
= 3 + 20 + 2
= 25

The surgeon was that kids MOTHER :) Only Father died remember.

paulraj
08-31-2005, 04:20 AM
:D :D :sm03: :sm03: :sm08: :sm08:

paulraj
08-31-2005, 04:31 AM
Totally 8 liters oil is there in a can. Using 5ltr and 3 ltr measuring jar, how can u separate into two equal halves. u can use only these three vessels(including the can containing oil).

i hope GCB-yeapddiyum kandu pidichrveenga/illa therinchu irukanum

katteri
08-31-2005, 10:20 AM
Pour 8 l oil in 5 l can and then transfer the 5l oil to 3l oil, in 5l can u r left with 2l of oil.


Transfer 2l of oil to 3 rd vessel

Do the same process
The third vessel has 4l of oil and the rest is to be poured in 5l can which is 4l

paulraj
08-31-2005, 11:02 AM
katteri,

no other extra vessels.only 5l ,3l and ur CAN containing oil.thats all.

paul

paulraj
08-31-2005, 11:15 AM
by removing one from nineteen how can u make it to twenty

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 04:27 PM
first for the oil problem

Lets do it step-wise:

Note: whatever is there within parantheses is the current volume of oil in each can in the order 8 ltr, 5 ltr and 3 ltr cans) So initially it is (8, 0, 0)

1 - Fill the 5 Ltr can from the 8 Ltr can (3, 5, 0)
2 - Fill the 3 Ltr can from the 5 Ltr can (3, 2, 3)
3 - Fill the 8 Ltr can from the 3 Ltr can (6, 2, 0)
4 - Fill the 3 Ltr can from the 5 Ltr can (6, 0, 2)
5 - Fill the 5 Ltr can from the 8 Ltr can (1, 5, 2)
6 - Fill the 3 Ltr can from the 5 Ltr can (1, 4, 3)
7 - Fill the 8 Ltr can from the 3 Ltr can (4, 4, 0)

So you have 4 litres in the 8 ltr can and the 5 ltr can :) Not sure, whether there is an easy method, will try to work out more.

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 04:36 PM
by removing one from nineteen how can u make it to twenty

it cannot be done in our decimal numbers. But it can be done in the Roman Numerals

19 - XIX

remove the 1 - I in roman numbers

now you get XX - which is 20 :)

Correct'ngala :)

XIX remove I gives XX :)

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 04:37 PM
one more answer is possible for the nineteen and twenty. If you dont bother about the sign of the number than

-19 -1 = -20

But I guess Roman Numeral answer is the better one :)

paulraj
08-31-2005, 04:46 PM
GCB
once again.

8 litre can containing oil
5litre measuring jar
3litre measuring jar

onllllllly these three objects u have.no other empty vesels .

paulraj
08-31-2005, 04:48 PM
by removing one from nineteen how can u make it to twenty

it cannot be done in our decimal numbers. But it can be done in the Roman Numerals

19 - XIX

remove the 1 - I in roman numbers

now you get XX - which is 20 :)

Correct'ngala :)

XIX remove I gives XX :)

:sm08: :sm08: :sm08:

GCB neengalum ithumathri iruntha post pannuga.naanum work out panna parkeren.unga leveluku mudiaythu.iruthanlum try panneren.

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 04:48 PM
GCB
once again.

8 litre can containing oil
5litre measuring jar
3litre measuring jar

onllllllly these three objects u have.no other empty vesels .

Hello, nalla answer padinga. I didnt use any other empty vessel. I just used the 8 litre can and the 5ltr and the 3 ltr measuring jar.

katteri
08-31-2005, 05:02 PM
katteri,

no other extra vessels.only 5l ,3l and ur CAN containing oil.thats all.

paul

Appadiyaa....nan varra vazhiyilee yee maarvadi kadai la oru vessel vangittu vanthen....

Good GCB

paulraj
08-31-2005, 05:05 PM
3 - Fill the 8 Ltr can from the 3 Ltr can (6, 2, 0)
4 - Fill the 3 Ltr can from the 6 Ltr can (6, 0, 2)
.
from where 6 litre can comes?.if it is not 6 ltr can.it must be 8 ltr can.inthat case 3 and 4 are the same step
:D
u r doing well.appaaaaa patya kilaupreenga..........

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 05:06 PM
Appadiyaa....nan varra vazhiyilee yee maarvadi kadai la oru vessel vangittu vanthen....

good one Katteri :sm12:

How about this.

After measuring into two halves the 3 ltr measuring jar is free. You can take it back to Maarvadi Kadai and adagu vechufy again :wink:

paulraj
08-31-2005, 05:07 PM
katteri,

no other extra vessels.only 5l ,3l and ur CAN containing oil.thats all.

paul

Appadiyaa....nan varra vazhiyilee yee maarvadi kadai la oru vessel vangittu vanthen....

Good GCB

:lol: :lol: :lol:

goodcomplanboy
08-31-2005, 05:12 PM
from where 6 litre can comes?.if it is not 6 ltr can.it must be 8 ltr can.inthat case 3 and 4 are the same step

u r doing well.appaaaaa patya kilaupreenga..........

sorry buddy its a typo. It should have been the 5 Ltr can :) Ippo paarunga kanakku seriya irukkum.

paulraj
08-31-2005, 05:32 PM
GCB yes u r answer is correct.neenga kanukula paaaaaayum pulithaan........

ithu yenoda answer...
itha kandupidikka naan patta padu ireukke........
total 8 litre
1.file 3 litre and pour into 5 litre
2.repeat 1 st step again.(but it can hold 5 litre so u will have 1 ltr remaing in 3 ltr jar)
3.transfer the oil in 5 litre into stock can (7,0,1)
4.transfer 1 ltre(from 3ltr jar) into 5 litre(empty) jar.
5.fill 3 ltre jar from stock can and transfer to 5 litre jar


half half