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Old Boat Puzzle
Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:07 PM
The problem is, they all want to cross the river but there is only one boat and following restrictions:
1. Only two people can travel at once
2. Father can not stay with the girls without the presence of the mother
3. Mother can not stay with the boys without the presence of the father
4. The arrested criminal cannot stay with any of the family members
5. Only the Police officer and the parents can drive the boat across the river
Let's see how you can help them to cross the river.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:06 PM
JK, working on it
But a question regardin the 2 rules, since there's 2 boys and 2 girls. Say if dad were to take a son across at the start, that leaves mom on the shore with 2 girls and a boy, does this cause incest already or is it fine ?
Edited by Potok, 08 June 2012 - 02:13 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:18 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:20 PM
And can the criminal be by himself without the cop? Or will he run off?
Edited by BobbyGo, 08 June 2012 - 02:22 PM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:01 PM
hi again, everyone. Nice to be back home.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:13 AM
Bingoo... that's the answer to this one...Spoiler for Dont know if there is a shorter way but
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
Cop takes the criminal on the boat first and gets his backup to take him away.
then he comes back and takes 2 boys in turn (one each time)
then he takes the father
then he takes the mother
then the 2 girls in turn.
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