### Brain Teasers

# It's The Family Feud

On a certain game show, five families were asked to match famous names to faces they were shown, and each correct guess got one point. The families made the following guesses (in order):

The Addams' guessed Otto, Roebling, Steinmetz, Tesla, and Westinghouse.

The Bunkers guessed Tesla, Westinghouse, Otto, Steinmetz, and Roebling.

The Cunninghams guessed Roebling, Tesla, Steinmetz, Westinghouse, and Otto.

The Flintstones guessed Tesla, Roebling, Otto, Steinmetz, and Westinghouse.

The Jetsons guessed Tesla, Westinghouse, Steinmetz, Otto, and Roebling.

No two families got the same number of points. Which family walked home with the grand prize?

The Addams' guessed Otto, Roebling, Steinmetz, Tesla, and Westinghouse.

The Bunkers guessed Tesla, Westinghouse, Otto, Steinmetz, and Roebling.

The Cunninghams guessed Roebling, Tesla, Steinmetz, Westinghouse, and Otto.

The Flintstones guessed Tesla, Roebling, Otto, Steinmetz, and Westinghouse.

The Jetsons guessed Tesla, Westinghouse, Steinmetz, Otto, and Roebling.

No two families got the same number of points. Which family walked home with the grand prize?

### Hint

There is no way for a family to get only four points, since if they matched four correctly, the last one *has* to be correct as well. The only possible point totals, therefore, are 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5. That's five totals and five families...### Answer

You can assume that one family got all 5 correct (from the hint if you didn't know that), and as such, you can choose a family to have the perfect score. Then compare their answers with the other families, and find out how the other families did. If there are any duplicate point totals, that can't be the correct perfect total family, and you move to the next.The correct order was Tesla, Roebling, Otto, Steinmetz, and Westinghouse. The totals for each family are

Addams = 2 (no thanks to Lurch)

Bunkers = 3 (you meathead!)

Cunninghams = 0 (the Fonz was not allowed to play)

Flintstones = 5

Jetsons = 1 (c'mon George, get off that broken treadmill)

and the Flintstones won a trip to the nearest tar pit.

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## Comments

Really easy... but, I'm glad it wasn't some stupid trick, and actually followed a logical pattern lol. Not bad

I enjoyed the references in the answer - a little extra fun!

Lol yeah.. i liked how the Flinstones won a trip to the nearest pit :-)

Jan 13, 2005

I loved it. More please

This is great. Liked the references

This puzzle was just a brain grinder!

I love puzzles but I didn't get this one at all

Can someone please explain it to me? Thank you in advance!

Can someone please explain it to me? Thank you in advance!

If one family had to get all 5 right (no family could get just 4 or else the last had to be right too), then you could pick one and compare to others. If there are duplicates, as the maker said, then the family you picked to have 5 right didn't get 5 right. Continue this until you get one family with 0 points, one with 1, one with 2, one with 3, and one with 5. Just like a guess-and-check math problem.

aauuugggghh! brain cramp! I am so not good at these...

huh??

cool - i liked it. it was kind of brainless since you just had to assume one family got them all right and then compare all the answers and add up the points, but it was still enjoyable to think about for a minute or two. cheers

I loved this one, and it was relatively easy for me, just had to try each family til I hit the right one. Fun. More, please.

Even without the hint, the point totals were obvious. Took about a minute to work through which family won the prize but as stated by another poster, it was nice that the answer was logical and followed a intelligent course instead of working through it to find it was a trick.

I loved the jokes in the answer. Very cool!

Nice, I loved it.

I am with gaylewolf on this one. Not my thing at all, but it makes me feel good to know some of you liked it and got it. I like smart people.

Sorry, but I still didn't get it! Funny how some times these puzzles stand out, and at other times I just draw a blank!! LOVE the comments ALL the time!

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