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The Zebra Puzzle



Try this one out for size. If you can solve it within say...30 minutes, you may be at an advantage for 1/4 of the LSAT. Supposedly, this puzzle was invented by Einstein as a boy.


Here is the premise:


There are five houses, each painted a different color. Their inhabitants are of different nationalities, own different pets, drink different beverages and smoke different brands of American cigarettes.


Here are the rules:

  1. There are five houses, all in a row.
  2. The Englishman lives in the red house.
  3. The Spaniard owns the dog.
  4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
  5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
  6. The green house is immediately to the right (your right) of the ivory house.
  7. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.
  8. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.
  9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
  10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  11. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
  12. Kools are smoked in a house next to the house where the horse is kept.
  13. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.
  14. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.
  15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

So--who drinks water? Who owns a zebra? Can you go one step further and figure out everything, including who lives in which house, owns which pets, smokes which cigarettes and drinks which beverages?

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Is it:



Norwegian drinks Water


Japanese owns the Zebra?


If I did this right:

House 1 - Norwegian,Yellow,Fox,Water,Kools

House 2 - Ukrainian,Blue,Horse,Tea,Chesterfields

House 3 - Englishman,Red,Snail,Milk,Old Gold

House 4 - Spaniard,Ivory,Dog,OJ,Lucky Strikes

House 5 - Japanese,Green,Zebra,Coffee,Parliaments


I didn't do it in 30minutes, right at about 57minutes.







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