Posts Tagged “fish”

From the people who brought us Who Owns The Fish? comes a new logic puzzle, School of Government. I just ran across this today, and the answer deadline is tomorrow, so that was cutting it a little close, but with a pen and a pad of paper I think I’ve solved it. And no, I’m not going to give you the solution (like I did last time). Go solve it on your own.

Comments Comments Off on The fish returns

I ran across a link on SvN to an interesting logic puzzle called Whose Fish?. It purports to be a logic puzzle created by Albert Einstein, and claims Einstein said 98% of the population would not be able to solve it. So naturally, I was intrigued.

The only problem was, the logic matrix for the puzzle doesn’t fit on a single piece of paper, and I don’t have Excel installed. So what did I do? I wrote a CGI script in Ruby that generated a logic matrix using a table of checkboxes, and I wrote some accompanying JavaScript to make it easier to use. Go try it!

If you don’t want to solve the puzzle yourself, feel free to check out some of my steps. Just please, don’t submit this as your own answer. If you’re going to submit an answer, do the work yourself. So anyway, here are some of my steps:

  1. Step
  2. Step
  3. Step
  4. Step
  5. Step
  6. Step
  7. Step
  8. Step
  9. Step

And here’s the final solution.

Comments 25 Comments »