The Bull

Monday 17

December, 2018 7:24 PM



TheBull PREMIUM

  • Getting
  • Started

Who owns the zebra?

Who owns the zebra?

By Expert Panel 27.10.2014


In the early 1960s in the US, everyone was trying to find out who owned the zebra. Without much luck. A logic puzzle that only a small percentage of the population are able to solve, we have reproduced a version of the infamous “Who owns the zebra?” problem here. Note that there’s more than one way to solve the puzzle.

The facts essential to solving the problem are as follows:

1. There are five houses in a row.

2. The Englishman lives in the red house.

3. The Spaniard owns the dog.

4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.

5. The Australian drinks tea.

6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.

7. The van driver owns the horse.

8. A hybrid car is owned by the man in the yellow house.

9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.

10. The Canadian lives in the first house.

11. The man who rides a bike lives in a house next to the man with the ferret.

12. A hybrid car is kept in a house next to a house where the parrot is kept.

13. The truck driver drinks orange juice.

14. The Japanese drives a sports car.

15. The Canadian lives next to the blue house.

Each of the five houses is painted a different colour, and their inhabitants are of different nationalities, own different pets, drink different beverages and have different means of transportation. One other thing: in statement 6, right means on your right.

Now, who drinks water?

(And more importantly) Who owns the zebra?

This article first appeared in New Philosopher magazine, a quarterly print publication for people who like to think. 

>> BACK TO THE NEWSLETTER: Click here to read other articles from this week's newsletter

 



FROM THE NEWSLETTER

Healthcare a Top Investment Trend

Healthcare is the trend investors are most... More

The Floating Dollar 35 Years On

Since it floated, the Australian dollar has... More

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning Dec 17 2018

The long wind-down to Christmas and the New... More

Worried Investors Boosting Gold

Gold has always been an essential asset class... More



WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

week 21 December 2018
    • 17
    • ABS Overseas Arrivals & Departures publication | 9:00 AM
    • 18
    • RBA Minutes of the last Board meeting | 9:00 AM
    • 19
    • N/A No items listed | 9:00 AM
    • 20
    • ABS June quarter population estimates | 9:00 AM
    • 21
    • ABS November employment figures | 9:00 AM

TheBull.com.au

TheBull.com.au

TheBull PREMIUM article search



Markets
Index: Points Change Percent

Featured Comment

Shaver Shop has many challenges, but also some good traits. Net debt of $8.4 million at June 30, 2018 is conservative and down a little on FY17.

Micro-cap retailers shaved valuation could attract bargain hunters

Broker buys

  • ASX Code
  • Company
  • Broker
  • RCLReadCloudPatersons
  • MYXMayne PharmaPatersons
  • HZRHazer GroupArgonaut
  • GRBGage RoadsArgonaut
  • IPHIPH LimitedCMC Markets
  • TPMTPG TelecomCMC Markets

Broker sells

  • ASX Code
  • Company
  • Broker
  • KGNKogan.comPatersons
  • APAAPA GroupPatersons
  • QANQantasArgonaut
  • WESWesfarmersArgonaut
  • SBMSt BarbaraCMC Markets
  • BSLBlueScope SteelCMC Markets

Central Banks Rates

  • RBA1.50%
  • FED0.50%
  • BOE0.25%
  • BOC0.50%
  • RBNZ2.00%
  • ECB0.00%
  • SNB-0.75%
  • BOJ-0.10%

Upcoming dividends

  • ASX Code
  • Company, Div., Franking
  • Ex-Div.

Eight brokers like these stocks

  • ASX Code
  • Company Name
  • Consensus Target

Upcoming Floats

  • ASX Code
  • Company Name
  • Float Date

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS, AUSTRALIA'S LEADING BROKERS:



© Copyright TheBull.com.au. All rights reserved.