The Logic Puzzle
The original Five Houses Logic Puzzle and how to find the Answers
This is the Original ‘Five Houses’ puzzle, created by Albert Einstein.
I admit this at the outset to avoid the usual debate.
Some of your will glance at the puzzle and decide they can't ‘waste time’ trying to
figure it out, and look for the answers.
Some will read the clues and give up because answers aren’t jumping at them.
Some may give it a few reads, maybe a try, but because they don’t know the
process for solving these kinds of puzzles, quit.
Some know the process for solving such a puzzle and solve it.
A few, who have never have seen such a puzzle before, will develop a protocol
for solving, maybe hitting upon the ‘usual’ method or creating their own.
Those in the last category are about to embark upon an intellectual journey.
Learning the process is more important than simply solving the puzzle. Once a
mind is exposed to logic, to how one uses logic, pathways open and other
problems of deduction become easy.
Most people are not interested in Process. They want to get from A to B and
consider any impediment frustration. These people lock themselves into the
ignorance of the quick fix.
They don’t want to know the details, they don’t want to experience the journey.
This is why many people have to call techies to do the simplest things.
If you are willing to try, it can be solved with the information given.
1. There are 5 houses (in a row along the street) in 5 different colors:
blue, green, red, white and yellow.
2. In each house lives a person of a different nationality:
Brit, Dane, German, Norwegian and Swede.
3. These 5 owners drink a certain beverage:
beer, coffee, milk, tea and water,
4. Each smokes a different brand of cigar:
Blue Master, Dunhill, Pall Mall, Prince and blend.
5. Each keeps a certain pet: cat, bird, dog, fish and horse.
* No home owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.*
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 on the left of the white house (next to it).
5. The green house owner drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner 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 blend has a neighbor who drinks water.
Question; Who Owns the Fish?
The Answers are not as important as the process for getting them. Can you figure out how to solve this puzzle?