Solution to Albert Einstein’s Riddle

Have you tried solving the riddle yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Emma lives in the first house. (#9) Emma lives next to the blue house. (#14) House #2 is blue.
2. The child in house #3 drinks milk. (#8) The child in the green house drinks lemonade. (#5) House #3 is not green.
3. The green house immediately preceeds the white house. (#4) House #1 cannot be green. If house #1 were green, then house #2 would be white. However, house #2 is blue. House #2 cannot be green. It is already listed as blue. House #3 is already listed as not green. Therefore, house #4 must be green and house #5 must be white.
4. Peter lives in the red house. (#1) Houses #2, #4, and #5, respectively, have been established as blue, green, and white, so he does not live there. House #1 is established as Emma’s. The only one left is house #3.
5. Houses #2, #3, #4, #5, have been established as blue, red, green, and white. Therefore, house #1 is yellow.
6. The child in the yellow house likes chocolate. Therefore, Emma in house #1 likes chocolate.
7. The child who has a horse lives next to the child who likes chocolate. Emma, who likes chocolate, has only one neighbor. Therefore, the horse goes with house #2.
8. Mary has a dog. The occupants of houses #1 and #3 have been established. House #2 already has a pet. Therefore, Mary lives in #4 or #5.
9. Linus drinks tea. The occupants of houses #1 and #3 have been established. The drinks of houses #3 and #4 have been established. Therefore, Linus lives in #2 or #5.
10. Anna likes cake. The occupants of houses #1 and #3 have been established. Therefore, Anna lives in #2, #4, or #5.
11. The child who likes cookies has birds. Neither food nor pet has been established for #3, #4, or #5.
12. The child who likes sweets lives next to the child who drinks water. Possible houses are #2, #3 or #4.
13. The child who likes gum drinks juice. Possible houses are #2 or #5.
14. The child who likes gum drinks juice. Anna and Emma’s food have been established. Linus and Peter’s drink have been established. Therefore, Mary likes gum and drinks juice. Juice and gum can go in #2 or #5. Mary can go in #4 or #5.#5 is the only common number. Therefore, Mary lives in house #5.
15. House #2 is the only house for which child AND drink have not been established. Therefore, Linus lives in house #2.
16. Emma is the only child for whom drink has not been established. The only drink left is water.
17. Anna is the only child for whom housing has not been established. The only house open is #4.
18. Cookies and birds go together. Peter, in house #3, is the only one for whom neither has been established.
19. Sweets is the only food left. The only open slot for food is at house #2.
20. The child who likes sweets (House #2) has a neighbor with a cat. (#10) House #1 is the only neighbor with an open pet slot.
21. Anna has fish.

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2 comments on “Solution to Albert Einstein’s Riddle

  1. Darsh says:

    This is hard

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