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#31 deep

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:54 AM

2Humans, 1Big monkey and 1small monkey ride the boat to the other side of the bank - 2 humans and 1small monkey get down. 1Big monkey rides the boat back and hops out of the boat
1Human and 1small monkey take the boat to the other side. 1small monkey hops out of the boat. 1human rides the boat back
big monkey hops in and they ride together to the other side of the coast. Correct?
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#32 Georgie

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:29 AM

if there wasnt a limit on how many fit in the boat then they could all just get in!

and as for Jarod's post, the monkey in the boat, when he got to the bank would get out and eat the humans because there would be less humans than monkeys.
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#33 Maye

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:04 AM

NICE AND TRICKY THE ONLY THING I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHY IS IT USEFUL TO KNOW THAT THE MONKEYS THROW THEMSELVES OFF THE BANK.. WAS THAT ACTUALLY NEEDED?? :huh:
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#34 manish patel

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

Let's consider

__ = boat
..... = water
H = Human
M = big monkey
m = small monkey
>< directions

HHH Mmm __ .....
Hm >
HH Mm .....__ H m
< H
HHH Mm __ ..... m
Mm >
HHH .....__ Mmm
< M
HHH M __ ..... mm
HH >
H M .. ...__ HH mm
< Hm
HH Mm __ ..... H m
HM >
H m .....__ HH Mm
< Hm
HH mm __ ..... H M
HH >
mm .....__ HHH M
< M
Mmm __ ..... HHH
Mm >
m .....__ HHH Mm
< M
Mm __ ..... HHH m
Mm >
.....__ HHH Mmm
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#35 MaxeyCdr

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:11 PM

I think that this is an easier and quicker solution:

Same aspects as original idea:

H = Human
M = Big Monkey
m = Littel Monkey
< > direction of boat
. no humans or monkeys

HHHMmm . .
HHmm HM> .
HHmm M< H
Mmm HH> H
Mmm H< HH
mm HM> HH
mm M< HHH
m Mm> HHH
m M< HHHm
. Mm> HHHm
. . HHHMmm

Only took nine total trips with the boat.

Enjoy
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#36 vineeta

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 09:48 PM

first one human and the big monkey go in the boat, leaving behind 2 human and 2 small monkey and drop the human on other side
the big monkey goes back to pick a small monkey, leaving behind 2human and a small monkey and they go to the other side to drop the small monkey with one human
big monkey now picks a human leaving behind 1 human and 1 small monkey and drops him making two humans and a small monkey on the other side
now big monkey picks a small monkey, leaving just 1 human and droping him, making it 2 humans and two small monkeys on the other side
then the big monkeyy picks up the last human and they drop to the other side
BUT LETS FACE IT, BIG OR SMALL,Y WOULD D MONKEY COME BACK FOR HUMANS OR MONKEYS AGAIN AND AGAIN EVEN IF HE KNEW HOW T ROW... AND D BEST PART MONKEYS ARE VEGGIES AND DO NAT EAT HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#37 hugemonkey

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:02 PM

how about this:-

HHHMmm...
HHMm >Hm...
HHMm...Hm
HM >Hm...Hm
HM...HHmm
>HM...HHmm
...HHHMmm

sounds rite ??? :rolleyes:

I must weigh in on this slanderous puzzle. I assume that by "big monkey" you are referring to me and I am shocked...SHOCKED I SAY at your libelous accusations that I would EAT a human! :o
but seriously the boat cannot cross the river by itself so it looks like you have gone wrong at the steps marked in blue.
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#38 hugemonkey

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:07 PM

I think that this is an easier and quicker solution:

Same aspects as original idea:

H = Human
M = Big Monkey
m = Littel Monkey
< > direction of boat
. no humans or monkeys

HHHMmm . .
HHmm HM> .
HHmm M< H
Mmm HH> H
Mmm H< HH
mm HM> HH
mm M< HHH
m Mm> HHH
m M< HHHm
. Mm> HHHm
. . HHHMmm

Only took nine total trips with the boat.

Enjoy

A the red (for murder) marked steps you would have more monkeys than humans on one side. The puzzle states that you cannot have more monkeys than humans on one side (note it does not say shore) at a time. That would include if one or the other is in the boat, since the monkeys are able to jump onto (or off of) the boat from the shore.
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