## Einstein’s Five House Riddle

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Mathematics

This riddle is claimed to be written by Einstein when he was a boy. He claimed that only 2% of the people can solve it. Are you that 2% who can solve it?

There are five houses in five different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The five owners drink a certain type of 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 beverage.

The question is: Who owns the fish?

Hints:

1. The Brit lives in the 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.
5. The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The owner who smokes blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The owner who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes BlueMaster 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.