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    enjoyed that one?

    somebody sent me a japanese IQ test that's done in Flash.

    I downloaded it and hosted it at my own site to avoid some slow freeweb site.

    read: It's not mine, and I don't know who to give proper credit to.

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    LMFAO, that is great!!!

    i have no idea what i am supposed to do, i just like watching them hit eachother

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    ok, that 1 wasn't near as hard but way more fun...
    those wacky japanese........
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    now... I must be stupid or some idiot. I got the Einstein one on damn near one read, and mostly in my head. But that Japanese one... I just can't finish.

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    Originally posted by gerbick
    enjoyed that one?

    somebody sent me a japanese IQ test that's done in Flash.

    I downloaded it and hosted it at my own site to avoid some slow freeweb site.

    read: It's not mine, and I don't know who to give proper credit to.
    that was pretty cool, but it was harder to figure out which were boys or who was the mother than actually solve it
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    took me about 10 minutes, the einstein deal took... well.. it's almost embarassing... and there is no way in hell i woulda gotten it without the worksheet.

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    awwh hell. I finally got it. Not thinking solved it.

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    einstein one is solved
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    good thing i saw these in non-office hours, this is a bad distraction from work, and actually more productive
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    Originally posted by gerbick
    now... I must be stupid or some idiot. I got the Einstein one on damn near one read, and mostly in my head.
    Man that's sick, I solved it in about 18 minutes, but I could have NEVER done it without writing it down.
    (I have the short-term memory of that goldfish )

    Gonna check the Japanese now hehe, gotta do something to get through the day right?

    EDIT: Haha, the Japanese one is very cool, not as hard as the Einstein one, but definately amusing!
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    yay! I got it. I used to live for these type of puzzles.

    I also found this which is source code for a program that solves it. I would hate to have that as a project.

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    Solved in about 20mins including lots of interuptions due to work.

    Good puzzle.

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    I solved the einstein one, as did 3 of my colleagues in about 10-20 so I doubt its the top 2% of the population.

    good puzzle though.

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    The guy who drinks water, he owns the fish cos fishes cant swim in coffee.


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    my dad and I solved this a few years back. Thanks for the memory, ugg.

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    Originally posted by Dricciotti
    yay! I got it. I used to live for these type of puzzles.

    I also found this which is source code for a program that solves it. I would hate to have that as a project.
    They solved it using the wrong programming language. C++ was never designed for that sort of problem. Functional languages (Prolog, SML, Rex, etc) are perfect for it. Just define the hints, and let the compiler do the rest. This example is a little different, but same basic concept:

    /*
    The five houses puzzle

    Five men with different nationalities live in the first five houses of a street.
    They smoke five distinct kinds of cigarettes, and each of them has a favorite
    animal and a favorite drink, all of them different. The five houses are
    painted different colors. The following facts are know:
    1. The Englishman lives in a red house.
    2. The Spaniard owns a dog.
    3. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
    4. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
    5. The green house is to the right of the ivory one.
    6. The person who smoke winstons breeds snails.
    7. In the yellow house one smokes kools.
    8. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
    9. The Norwegian lives in the first house on the left.
    10. The house of the fox is next to the one of the chesterfields smoker.
    11. The house of the horse is next to the one of the kools smoker.
    12. The lucky strikes smoker drinks orange juice.
    13. The Japanese smokes parliaments.
    14. The Norwegian's house is next to the blue one.

    Where does the zebra live? And who drinks water?

    */
    % house(Color,Nationality,Animal,Drink,Cigarettes)

    main :-
    houses(Houses),
    member(house(red, english, _, _, _), Houses),
    member(house(_, spanish, dog, _, _), Houses),
    member(house(green, _, _, coffee, _), Houses),
    member(house(_, ukrainian, _, tea, _), Houses),
    right_of(house(green,_,_,_,_), house(ivory,_,_,_,_), Houses),
    member(house(_, _, snails, _, winstons), Houses),
    member(house(yellow, _, _, _, kools), Houses),
    Houses = [_, _, house(_, _, _, milk, _), _,_],
    Houses = [house(_, norwegian, _, _, _)|_],
    next_to(house(_,_,_,_,chesterfields), house(_,_,fox,_,_), Houses),
    next_to(house(_,_,_,_,kools), house(_,_,horse,_,_), Houses),
    member(house(_, _, _, orange_juice, lucky_strikes), Houses),
    member(house(_, japanese, _, _, parliaments), Houses),
    next_to(house(_,norwegian,_,_,_), house(blue,_,_,_,_), Houses),
    member(house(_, _, zebra, _, _), Houses),
    member(house(_, _, _, water, _), Houses),
    print_houses(Houses).


    houses([
    house(_, _, _, _, _),
    house(_, _, _, _, _),
    house(_, _, _, _, _),
    house(_, _, _, _, _),
    house(_, _, _, _, _)
    ]).

    right_of(A, B, [B, A | _]).
    right_of(A, B, [_ | Y]) :- right_of(A, B, Y).

    next_to(A, B, [A, B | _]).
    next_to(A, B, [B, A | _]).
    next_to(A, B, [_ | Y]) :- next_to(A, B, Y).

    member(X, [X|_]).
    member(X, [_|Y]) :- member(X, Y).

    print_houses([A|B]) :- !,
    write(A), nl,
    print_houses(B).
    print_houses([]).

    % Solution
    % house(yellow,norwegian,fox,water,kools)
    % house(blue,ukrainian,horse,tea,chesterfields)
    % house(red,english,snails,milk,winstons)
    % house(ivory,spanish,dog,orange_juice,lucky_strikes )
    % house(green,japanese,zebra,coffee,parliaments)

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    people use C/C++ for everything though. I am guessing that this code was from a college level programming class.

    I would almost (if I had nothing else to do) like to do it in a different language and do a time comparison.

    Also, I think I could even do it a lot faster in C than they did
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    did you guys read this ?

    that's the nerdiest page as PalexC said

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    arrr, Prolog, that brings back horrific and haunted memories of Uni. I did my dissertation on expert systems and artificial intelligence.

    It was hell

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    Finally got it after two hours of scribbling on teh rough sheets.
    Good interesting puzzle. Cheers !!!
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    Got the japanese one, It took me six minutes.......seven if you count intentionally making the mother beat the children

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