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Aus dem Haeuschen (Posted on 2008-03-05) Difficulty: 3 of 5

Persons 1-5 occupy houses (in that order) on a ring road. The houses are painted amber, blue, chartreuse, denim and ecru (not necessarily in that order).

Fact 1. Person #1 presently lives in a house that is neither ecru nor denim.

Fact 2. One and only one of Person #1 and Person #3 presently live next to the blue house.

Fact 3. Some time ago, two people switched houses. As a result of the switch, one and only one of Person #2 and Person #4 got a new neighbour.

Fact 4. Either both of amber’s neighbours were changed in the switch, or else both of amber's neighbours remained unchanged.

Who lives in the chartreuse house?

Note: Aus dem Haeuschen is German slang. Haeuschen, (cottage) is used as a metaphor for for "brain". Thus, Aus dem Haeuschen means, more or less, out of one's mind, in the sense of being enthusiastic about something.

Clarification: Each person (and each house) has two neighbours, namely the person living to the left and the right. If the left neighbour and the right neighbour change houses, the occupant in the middle does not get any new neighbours.

See The Solution Submitted by FrankM    
Rating: 2.0000 (3 votes)

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Some Thoughts re: Anoother try. | Comment 5 of 7 |
(In reply to Anoother try. by Fernando)

>>Ich hoffe dass es richtig ist. Was hast du zu sagen, Herr FrankM?

erst, daß du deutsch besser schreibst, als ich portugäisch. desweiteren...

Ill publish the solution, and you can be your own evaluator.

I hope to have have a very sweet knights and liars problem (called "election in logistan") hopefully coming before not too long. I hope you will stop by and give it a try, when it does.


  Posted by FrankM on 2008-03-05 19:36:25
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