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Two people cross a river



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Two people wish to cross a river. There is only one boat. The boat can only carry one person at a time. A person can not cross the river unless in the boat. The boat can not cross the river without someone in it. Both people cross the river. Can you explain how it happened?

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Either, like Kuldeep Sarma stated, they start on opposite sides of the river, or they start on the same side and cross at two different times.  (e.g. Person 1 crosses the river, does what they want to do, and then crosses the river back.  Then, Person 2 does the same.  At this point, they've both crossed the river... they just didn't stay there.)


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