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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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5 move solution | Comment 1 of 23
A
B C
D E F
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A
E B C
D F
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E B C
A D F
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E B
A D F
C
------------
E B
A D F
C
------------
E B
A D
C F
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This may not be the shortest, but it will do for now.

-Jer
  Posted by Jer on 2004-03-26 14:22:11
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