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1 Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 1:59 am

Here is an interesting game if you want to play. I have solved these problems already so I know the answers. If you want to try, PM me your answer and a summary of what you did to solve it. If you already solved it before, PM me anyway and tell me you already did it, saying how you did it. I will add a new riddle roughly every week. Before I publish the next question, I will write the answer and who got it right. If you got it wrong, no one will know you did! xD

Problem #1

The Einstein Quiz

Einstein allegedly said that 98% of people in the world cannot solve the following puzzle. And Einstein was usually right (that's why he's Einstein). There is some controversy whether Einstein himself actually created this puzzle, but in any event it has now become known as the "Einstein Quiz" all over the internet. Here it is:

Facts:

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors.
In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

Hints:

The Brit lives in a red house.
The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
The Dane drinks tea.
The green house is on the left of the white house.
The green house owner drinks coffee.
The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk.
The Norwegian lives in the first house.
The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
The man who keeps horses lives next to the man 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.

Question:

Can you determine who keeps the fish?

Remember! PM me the answer and how you solved it as to not give out any spoilers. If you go online to find the answer, then you just want to show off and you have no self-esteem. You will still have to tell me how you solved it. Having your name put up will not be as rewarding as if you actually tried. Wink

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2 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 2:03 am

Will try this sometime tomorrow, after my exam.

I predict hours of anger.


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3 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 2:11 am

HoR_Mittyho wrote:Will try this sometime tomorrow, after my exam.

I predict hours of anger.
I could not sleep one night and saw this. I decided to do it. It took me roughly 25 minutes, because I realized the best method to do it early on. I slept like a baby afterward. xD I will give you one hint: If you play Sudoku, this will be fairly easier. Wink

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4 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 3:34 am

I do play Sudoku sometimes - I will have to puzzle out the best way approach it, I have some ideas scratch


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5 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 7:17 am

I lost my editor file that I did it on. xD I just did it on a piece of paper again. At least I got the same answer. -phew-

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6 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed May 30, 2012 8:38 pm

I have done it (I think!).

Took me 13 minutes, but I had some time to ponder on the best approach since I read it Very Happy

Some other people should do it, it's fun and a good idea.


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7 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Thu May 31, 2012 2:40 am

The answer is only correct if you have all 5 qualities. If you say the Dane owns the dog, but not which color house he lives in or what he smokes and drinks, then the answer is not correct, because you might have gotten one part right, but the rest wrong. If you finish everything correctly, it should not be hard to say all 5 qualities. Smile

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8 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Thu May 31, 2012 7:17 am

I got it wrong at first too Very Happy


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9 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:43 am

Solution #1

Spoiler:
ColorNationalityBeverageSmokePets
1YellowNorwegianWaterDunhillCats
2BlueDaneTeaBlendHorses
3RedBritMilkPall MallBirds
4GreenGermanCoffeePrinceFish
5WhiteSwedeBeerBlue MasterDogs
Mittyho, Lawrencius, and Godfrog got it right. They all solved it the same way too; process of elimination. The whole thing is like a 5x5 Sudoku with words. You look at the clues given and determine the only possible options. Some are easier to find than others.



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10 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:49 am

So my grandfather once asked me and my father, who is a micro-engineer, three math questions. We answered them, but the last one was sort of pathetic. My grandfather answered it in a non-mathematical way. So my father and I, who love this kind of stuff, decided to figure out the formula to answer it. Needless to say, it took us little effort together, but it was still a tedious one because you need to make sure every step is correct. The problem was with two donkeys, which made it sound childish. I guess for a third grader (and my grandfather xD) it is acceptable. I replaced the donkeys with men to make it sound plausible. Razz

Problem #2

Two men are walking down the road carrying bags.

"Damn are these bags heavy." Says the first one to the second.

The second one replies, "Don't complain, if I gave you one bag, we would have the same amount and if you gave me one, I would have twice as many as you."

How many bags are both of them carrying?

Remember! PM me the answer and how you solved it as to not give out any spoilers. Smile

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11 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:12 am

I did it, although maths depresses me Crying or Very sad


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12 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:11 pm

HoR_Mittyho wrote:I did it, although maths depresses me Crying or Very sad
Duly noted. I will try to keep the riddles logical instead of mathematical. Razz

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13 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:48 pm

That was a Math Problem...? D:


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14 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:44 pm

Unfortunately, no one got it right. Sad I guess mathematical equations is not the way to go if I want to keep this game of riddles going. I will look for a riddle that requires more thinking and less calculating. Very Happy Here is the solution.

Solution #2

Spoiler:
There are many ways to solve it. Each mathematical process varies with difficulty.

The simplest is guess and check, which is trial and error. My grandfather solved it this way. Not really mathematical, but logical, and you learn it in third grade math class xD. You guess two numbers and see if they work, if they don't, you pick two different numbers in the logical direction and see if they work. You keeping going until you hit the answer. It is not a bad way to solve it, but if the numbers were something like 358 ad 234, you would be guessing a lot. This is why algebra was invented.

Of course, more complex solutions exist, but this is how my father and I looked at it: This question is a simple algebraic equation with two variables. You need to be able to replace one variable with the other one in order to figure out both of them. In order to do that, you need to determine two equations that allow you to have one variable on one side of one of the equations:

"if I gave you one bag, we would have the same amount" => x - 1 = y + 1
"if you gave me one, I would have twice as many as you." => x + 1 = 2(y - 1)

x - 1 = y + 1 => x = y + 2 (The other option would be x - 2 = y. It would alter the steps to solve the problem.)

x + 1 = 2(y - 1) | x = y + 2

y + 2 + 1 = 2(y - 1)

y + 3 = 2y - 2 | + 2

y + 5 = 2y | - y

5 = y

x = 5 + 2 => x = 7

First man: five.
Second man: seven.

Edit: Mittyho sent me a message that I either did not receive or did not see. He got the answer correctly, with guess and check.



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15 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:49 pm

Good luck with this one while I look for a more worthy problem. Very Happy

Problem #3

You are standing on the top of one of two solid metal pillars. They are both exactly one kilometer apart from each other and they both stand one kilometer high. There is absolutely nothing around these pillars, but you have one small twig, one small rock and an unlimited supply of rope. Using only the materials named, how can you get from the top of the pillar that you are on to the top of the other pillar?

Remember! PM me the answer and how you solved it as to not give out any spoilers. Smile

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16 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:27 am

I had problems earlier with PMs. If someone tried to PM me, I did not receive it. I would advise starting a new PM rather than replying on an old one, because I delete the older PMs like the ones concerning Problem #2 and I do not know if that causes replies on them to not be received. Smile

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17 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:59 pm

Unfortunately, no one tried this. Or I did not receive my PMs again.

Solution #3

Spoiler:
The rock and twig are distraction, you can throw them away. You throw the rope until you make a pile big enough to walk from the top of one pole to the other. (Remember, you do haved unlimited amount of rope.

I am going to look for another good one like Problem #1. In the meantime, Godfrog's little word by word game is fun. XD But, he should follow up on that forum RP...

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18 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:08 am

HoRC_Lord_Yankee wrote:Unfortunately, no one tried this. Or I did not receive my PMs again.

Solution #3

Spoiler:
The rock and twig are distraction, you can throw them away. You throw the rope until you make a pile big enough to walk from the top of one pole to the other. (Remember, you do haved unlimited amount of rope.

I am going to look for another good one like Problem #1. In the meantime, Godfrog's little word by word game is fun. XD But, he should follow up on that forum RP...

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19 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:46 am

You had at least a week. I wanted to do one or two per week. Not my fault you were too slow. tongue

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20 Re: Regular Riddles. >:D on Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:24 pm

HoRC_Lord_Yankee wrote:You had at least a week. I wanted to do one or two per week. Not my fault you were too slow. tongue

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