Talk:Zebra puzzle

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Revision as of 05:20, 5 December 2011 by rosettacode>Mwn3d (→‎Who has the zebra, indeed?: Whatever redirects you want)

Who has the zebra, indeed?

Firstly, I can't find a solution as stated. The closed I got sastified all but one condition. It could be logic error on my part, but it would help if a list of all properties of all house as solved can be listed here for doublechecking.

This is an old problem and I've done it by hand. The version I recall was identical except that the missing pet was fish. I had started some time ago to write a task for this as an elaboration of the Dinesman solution and then I put it aside and forgot it - oh well. So I suspect you've missed something. If I recall when I did it by hand I used a matrix to solve it. --Dgamey 04:31, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
It was a typo on my part, disregard my above comment about no solution; though a listing would still be helpful. --Ledrug 04:41, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Secondly, the Prolog solution took some shortcuts ("Norwegian in first house" and "Norwegian next to blue house" effectively rolled into one as "the second house is blue"). That's trivial deduction by a person, but it's better to leave the input conditions exactly as stated in the task, to minimize human involvement in this process. --Ledrug 02:19, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

I noticed that too --Dgamey 04:31, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

I had always known this as the Einstein Logic Puzzle. I suggest a redirect from there to Zebra. --Dgamey 04:31, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

There seem to be a few names on the WP page. Make as many redirects as you think are necessary. I don't think anyone will confuse it with anything else. --Mwn3d 05:20, 5 December 2011 (UTC)