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    Who owns the zebra?

    I got it.
    Last edited by kinginkd; October 21st 2009 at 07:39 PM.
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    make a chart
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    It is a well known problem. See Zebra Puzzle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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    I've spent two hours on this and still haven't gotten anywhere, I've made three charts! Can a smart person do this? It's really important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinginkd View Post
    I've spent two hours on this and still haven't gotten anywhere, I've made three charts! Can a smart person do this? It's really important.
    You've been given a link that gives a step-by-step solution. Did you bother clicking on it and reading?
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    The Zebra Puzzle is a well-known logic puzzle.
    It is often called Einstein's Puzzle or Einstein's Riddle because it is said to have been invented by Albert Einstein as a boy. Some claim that Einstein said "only 2 percent of the world's population can solve it."[1] It is also sometimes attributed to Lewis Carroll.[2] However, there is no known evidence for Einstein's or Carroll's authorship; and the original puzzle cited below mentions brands of cigarette, such as Kools, that did not exist during Carroll's lifetime or Einstein's boyhood.
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    It is not a difficult logic puzzle; the "2% bit" was probably an advertizing
    gimmick to sell the puzzle back when.
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