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to Zebra Puzzle in the Java Track

Published at Mar 11 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Solve the zebra puzzle.

  1. There are five houses.
  2. The Englishman lives in the red house.
  3. The Spaniard owns the dog.
  4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
  5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
  6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.
  7. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.
  8. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.
  9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
  10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  11. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
  12. Kools are smoked in the house next to the house where the horse is kept.
  13. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.
  14. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.
  15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

Each of the five houses is painted a different color, and their inhabitants are of different national extractions, own different pets, drink different beverages and smoke different brands of cigarettes.

Which of the residents drinks water? Who owns the zebra?

Running the tests

You can run all the tests for an exercise by entering

$ gradle test

in your terminal.

Source

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_Puzzle

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

ZebraPuzzleTest.java

import org.junit.Ignore;
import org.junit.Test;

import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;

public class ZebraPuzzleTest {

    @Test
    public void residentWhoDrinksWater() {
        ZebraPuzzle zebraPuzzle = new ZebraPuzzle();
        assertEquals("Norwegian", zebraPuzzle.getWaterDrinker());
    }

    @Ignore("Remove to run test")
    @Test
    public void residentWhoOwnsZebra() {
        ZebraPuzzle zebraPuzzle = new ZebraPuzzle();
        assertEquals("Japanese", zebraPuzzle.getZebraOwner());
    }

}
class ZebraPuzzle {
	String getWaterDrinker() {
		return "Norwegian";
	}

	String getZebraOwner() {
		return "Japanese";
	}
}

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fossnik's Reflection

i don't think i like this exercise