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#1 2015-04-15 07:15:56

hussam
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Einstein puzzles : who lives in the city ?

hi;

you had provided this solution to this puzzle, Obviously it's true



                                                 
                                  1                        2                  3                            4                                  5           
Name                      Bob                Rachael          Eilish                        Keeley                        Amy

Favorite TV       The Simpsons        Coronation        Housewives            Neighbours                Eastenders
programme   
   
Destination             France                    Italy                  Africa                     England                    Australia

     Age                    46                      21                     81                        52                              14

Where they live           Town              Youth Hostel           Farm                     Village                     City

Hairstyle                   Bald                   Long                   Afro                      Curly                    Straight

(Solution by Zoe Reader, Bourne Grammar School, Bourne, Lincolnshire, in March 2006, and revised by Bob Bundy, phrontister and anonimnystefy of the Math is Fun Forum in June 2012)





I found out another solution please check if it is correct




                                                 
                                  1                        2                  3                            4                                  5           
Name                      Bob                Rachael          kelly                        Eilish                        Amy

Favorite TV       The Simpsons        Coronation        Housewives            Neighbours                Eastenders
programme   
   
Destination             Australia                    Italy                  Africa                     England                     france

     Age                    81                      21                     52                        46                               14

Where they live           farm              Youth Hostel          village                       city                              town

Hairstyle                   straight              Long                   Afro                      blad                            curley


Thanks

Hussam

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#2 2015-04-15 12:40:19

phrontister
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Re: Einstein puzzles : who lives in the city ?

Hi hussam,

Yes, the puzzle with the wording that appears on MIF's puzzle page has more than one solution. Your second solution is the same as the one found by pRo9aMeR, posted here.

This puzzle has been the subject of much discussion on the forum, and there have been several attempts at finding a unique solution. Eventually one was found, and the revised clues and solution appear here.

These are the clues that will (we think! smile ) give a unique solution:

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  1. The person in the middle watches Desperate Housewives
  2. Bob is 46
  3. The person who watches the Simpsons is next to the person who lives in a youth hostel
  4. The person going to Africa is behind Rachael
  5. The person who lives in a village is 52
  6. The person who is going to Australia has straight hair
  7. The person travelling to Africa watches Desperate Housewives
  8. The 14-year-old is at the end of the queue
  9. Amy watches Eastenders
10. Eilish doesn't live on a farm
11. The person heading to Italy has long hair
12. Keeley lives in a village
13. The 46-year-old is bald
14. The fourth in the queue is going to England
15. The people who watch Desperate Housewives & Neighbours are standing next to each other
16. The person who watches Coronation Street stands next to the person with an afro
17. The 21-year-old lives in a youth hostel
18. The person who watches Corrie has curly hair
19. The 81-year-old isn't going to England
20. The person who is travelling to France lives in a town
21. A person next to Rachael has an afro
22. The person who watches Neighbours has long hair
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you happen to try this version and find that there is, in fact, just one solution, please post back to confirm.

Cheers,

phrontister smile

Last edited by phrontister (2015-04-15 12:53:31)


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#3 2015-04-15 16:00:24

hussam
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Re: Einstein puzzles : who lives in the city ?

Hi phrontister;

i tried it , its better than the last one which has lack with information

the solution is single ,

                    1                               2                             3                                4                                  5
Name               Bob                         Rachael                     Eilish                          Keeley                            Amy

TV:        The Simpsons               Neighbours         Desperate Housewives     Coronation Street                Eastenders

Destination     France                       Italy                         Africa                        England                          Australia

Age             46                            21                            81                                  52                                14

they live    Town                    Youth Hostel                  City                              Village                             Farm

Hairstyle      Bald                         Long                        Afro                              Curly                            Straight



Thank you!


HUSSAM

Last edited by hussam (2015-04-15 16:05:53)

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#4 2015-04-15 17:05:37

phrontister
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Re: Einstein puzzles : who lives in the city ?

Thanks for the heads up, Hussam...now we have four members who agree that the latest wording revision gives a unique answer.

I think it's preferable for these Einsteins to have only one answer, and so I've asked MIF to look into fixing this for us.


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