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Moving Quarters (Posted on 2004-03-26) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You have quarters laid out in the following pattern on the left and you want to move quarters to form the pattern on the right.
  Q      Q Q
 Q Q    Q   Q
Q Q Q    Q Q
Before| |After

The only rule is you must slide a coin without moving any others, such that the coin's ending location touches two other quarters. This means the following moves are illegal:
 A 1     Moving C to 1    
B C D 2  Moving B to 2  
 E F 

What is the shortest solution?

See The Solution Submitted by Gamer    
Rating: 3.0000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
ooops sorrycarlos2005-11-27 15:57:15
re(5): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry Mindy, sorry CarlosHugo2005-11-27 15:54:40
re(4): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry Mindycarlos2005-11-27 15:50:15
re(3): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry MindyHugo2005-11-27 14:45:49
re(2): 3 move solution, sorry CarlosMindy Rodriguez2005-11-27 13:14:11
re: 3 move solution, sorry CarlosHugo2005-11-27 12:17:41
3 move solutioncarlos2005-11-27 12:00:52
4 moves?Ashley2004-05-04 16:10:46
Some Thoughtsre: Maybe I'm missing something but.....logischer Verstand2004-04-10 16:53:28
SolutionMaybe I'm missing something but.....DuCk2004-04-01 07:20:25
re: 3 step solutionlogischer Verstand2004-03-29 22:21:42
penny and Penny are two different peoplePenny2004-03-27 03:39:26
Some ThoughtsHardNolan2004-03-27 01:54:17
re: Here ya goSteve Royer2004-03-27 01:00:19
re: 3 step solutionThoughtProvoker2004-03-26 22:18:32
Solution3 step solutionEmily2004-03-26 21:30:13
re(2): No SubjectJ. Alfred Prufrock Jr.2004-03-26 16:38:17
SolutionHere ya goBryan2004-03-26 16:31:45
re: No SubjectThoughtProvoker2004-03-26 16:20:27
SolutionNo SubjectJ. Alfred Prufrock Jr.2004-03-26 16:18:09
SolutionNo SubjectJ. Alfred Prufrock Jr.2004-03-26 16:12:57
re: 5 move solutionJer2004-03-26 14:30:15
5 move solutionJer2004-03-26 14:22:11
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