Problems to Ponder:Sleuth

  • Neighborhood Sleuth

    Scenario

     A private detective is working a case and has managed to verify the following information:  

    1. There are five houses in the neighborhood.  
    1. In each house resides a person of a different nationality-an Australian, an Italian, a Ukrainian, a Norwegian, and a Thailander-each of whom has one type of pet and consumes one type of candy and one type of drink.  
    2. The Australian lives in the red house.  
    3. The Italian owns a dog.  
    4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.  
    5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.  
    6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.  
    7. The person who eats Baby Ruths owns snails.  
    8. M&Ms are eaten in the yellow house.  
    9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.  
    10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.  
    11. The person who eats Reese's Pieces lives next door to the woman with the fox.  
    12. M&Ms are eaten in the house next to the house with a horse.  
    13. The person who eats Tootsie Rolls drinks orange juice.  
    14. The Thailander eats Snickers.    
    15. The Norwegian lives next door to the blue house.  

    To solve the case, the detective must uncover the answers to the following questions: Who drinks water? Who owns the zebra?  

    Source

    Problems to Ponder, February 2012