# Thread: Beginners programming challenge #25

1. ## Re: Beginners programming challenge #25

Originally Posted by fiatveritas
This is a cool forum! I remember doing this problem without a computer when I was in middle school (Though, I have some resentment that a computer can easily solve a problem like this.). It's clearly a linear system...
This one interested me for one reason:

One other thing: in statement 6, right means your right.
we have to decide if the first house is on the left or is it on the right

The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.
although the solve requested who drank water and who owned the zebra

from tcl script the solves are "if followed the comments remove # and exit"

{kools 1} {norwegian 1} {fox 1} {water 1} {yellow 1}
{chesterfields 2} {ukrainian 2} {blue 2} {horse 2}
{tea 2} {englishman 3} {old_gold 3} {milk 3} {red 3} {snails 3}
{lucky_strike 4} {spaniard 4} {dog 4} {ivory 4} {orange_juice 4}
{coffee 5} {japanese 5} {parliaments 5} {zebra 5} {green 5}

nationality of water = norwegian
nationality of zebra = japanese
{kools 1} {norwegian 1} {fox 1} {water 1} {yellow 1}
{chesterfields 2} {ukrainian 2} {blue 2} {horse 2} {tea 2}
{englishman 3} {old_gold 3} {milk 3} {red 3} {snails 3}
{coffee 4} {japanese 4} {parliaments 4} {zebra 4} {green 4}
{lucky_strike 5} {spaniard 5} {dog 5} {ivory 5} {orange_juice 5}

nationality of water = norwegian
nationality of zebra = japanese
in rational logic if:

if first house is on the left then first statement is correct
if first house is on the right then second statement is correct

So is the first house on the left or is it on the right

have not seen the true Solution to the puzzle IE: where is the final bit which indicates or proves the first or the second solution
for me this puzzle has yet to be solved , suppose I don't belong to the 2% club.. Info tells me as of yet, there are No Members ..any takers
Last edited by alexfish; April 6th, 2012 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Added

2. ## Re: Beginners programming challenge #25

MM! no takers

Could it be solved using Algebra , think Einstein . what was he good at.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/al...les-index.html

Have fun

alexfish

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