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October 14, 2008

Einsteins Riddles

There are 5 ships in a port.

1. The Greek ship leaves at six and carries
2. The ship in the middle has a black chimney.
3. The English ship leaves at nine.
4. The French ship with a blue chimney is to
the left of a ship that carries coffee.
5. To the right of the ship carrying cocoa
is a ship going to Marseille.
6. The Brazilian ship is heading for Manila.
7. Next to the ship carrying rice is a ship
with a green chimney.
8. A ship going to Genoa leaves at five.
9. The Spanish ship leaves at seven and is to
the right of the ship going to Marseille.
10. The ship with a red chimney goes to Hamburg.
11. Next to the ship leaving at seven is
a ship with a white chimney.
12. The ship on the border carries corn.
13. The ship with a black chimney leaves at eight.
14. The ship carrying corn is anchored next
to the ship carrying rice.
15. The ship to Hamburg leaves at six.

Which ship goes to Port Said? Which ship carries tea?


Secret Squïrrel said...

The Spanish ship is going to Port Said.

The French ship is carrying tea, but only if statement 5 is interpreted as saying that the ship going to Marseilles is to the immediate right of the cocoa-carrying ship; otherwise it is indeterminate (either French or Brazilian).

Kanagarajan said...

With the given condition Spanish ship comes at the border and is going to the port said.
And obviously french ship carries the Tea.
The below tables describe this..
French Greek Brazilian English Spanish
Genoa Hamburg Manila Marseille Port Said
5 6 8 9 7
blue red Black White Green
Tea coffee cocoa rice corn