# New Brainteasers!

• 08-30-2001
Govtcheez
New Brainteasers!
Five families were competing on a television gameshow, and the objective was to match famous faces (numbered 1 through 5) with famous names. Each family made the following guesses (in order from 1 to 5):

The Addams family listed Otto, Roebling, Steinmetz, Tesla, and Westinghouse.
The Brady family listed Tesla, Westinghouse, Otto, Steinmetz, and Roebling.
The Cunningham family listed Roebling, Tesla, Steinmetz, Westinghouse, and Otto.
The Flintstone family listed Tesla, Roebling, Otto, Steinmetz, and Westinghouse.
The Jetson family listed Tesla, Westinghouse, Steinmetz, Otto, and Roebling.

No two families got the same number of correct matches. Which family went home with the first prize?

Note: To those of you looking for a loophole, no three families, no four families, and no five families got the same number either.
• 08-30-2001
mix0matt
i'm saying the jetsons...
• 08-30-2001
Govtcheez
Any reasoning behind that?
• 08-30-2001
mix0matt
yes...though it's difficult to explain without drawing a diagram...
• 08-30-2001
Govtcheez
Wanna try anyways?
• 08-30-2001
mix0matt
This isn't a homework assignment is it? ;)

Why can't you just say i got it right?

i'll post the reasoning, in a bit. i'm on the phone...

mxr
• 08-30-2001
Govtcheez
Yeah, I'd love to see a class where brainteasers are homework :)

Even if the Jetsons is right, I'm still gonna call you wrong because there's no reason you couldn't have just guessed that.
• 08-30-2001
Nick
>> Yeah, I'd love to see a class where brainteasers are homework
Take discrete math or any kind of logic class. Also you can do a search for
Knights and Knaves problems.
• 08-30-2001
zen
It can't be the Jetsons, because if they've got all the correct answers then three of the families have the same score (i think).
• 08-30-2001
Govtcheez
I did take Discrete - it was mostly logic problems like truth tables and Karnuagh maps and the like.

Zen's gettin' the idea!
• 08-30-2001
mix0matt
um...you're right it's not the jetsons (I think), and i did just guess :)

the answers T. R. O. S. W. satisfy the riddle. If they are the answers, the flintstones get five right, and no one has a duplicate score.

Is that it Govtcheez?
• 08-31-2001
Govtcheez
We have a winner! Good job Mix0Matt!