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Traveling with Luggage (Posted on 2016-12-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Alex, Bert and Carl are traveling, each with their own luggage. They have just collected their luggage after arriving from their flight. They need to get themselves and their luggage to the hotel. When they go to the car rental company, the company tells them that the only car available is a tiny compact car.

The car can hold either two people or one person plus one set of luggage. Obviuosly multiple back-and-forth trips are needed to get everyone and everything to the hotel.

The airport and hotel are trustworthy places but the three men do not trust each other. Each man will ransack the luggage of another person if left alone with the luggage. Specifically Alex will ransack Bert's luggage, Bert will ransack Carl's luggage, and Carl will ransack Alex's luggage. Ransacking can occur at the airport, the hotel, or in the car. The inverse relations will not result in a ransack (Alex won't ransack Carl's luggage, etc.)

Is it possible for Alex, Bert, and Carl to get themselves and all their luggage to the hotel without anybody having an opportunity to ransack any of the luggage? If so then how?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Brian Smith    
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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtsoutline of "playing the solution" as an abstract executableollie2016-12-18 13:08:53
Solutioncomputer solution (spoiler)Charlie2016-12-15 10:38:16
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