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 Moving Quarters (Posted on 2004-03-26)
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?

 Submitted by Gamer Rating: 3.0000 (5 votes) Solution: (Hide) A 4 move solution was given here as follows: ``` A B C D E F A F B C D E A F B C E D A F B E D C A F B E C D ```

 Subject Author Date No Subject Danil 2024-04-16 04:13:53 Post Alex Green 2022-01-27 04:17:15 New Alex Green 2022-01-27 04:16:40 ooops sorry carlos 2005-11-27 15:57:15 re(5): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry Mindy, sorry Carlos Hugo 2005-11-27 15:54:40 re(4): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry Mindy carlos 2005-11-27 15:50:15 re(3): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos, sorry Mindy Hugo 2005-11-27 14:45:49 re(2): 3 move solution, sorry Carlos Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-27 13:14:11 re: 3 move solution, sorry Carlos Hugo 2005-11-27 12:17:41 3 move solution carlos 2005-11-27 12:00:52 4 moves? Ashley 2004-05-04 16:10:46 re: Maybe I'm missing something but..... logischer Verstand 2004-04-10 16:53:28 Maybe I'm missing something but..... DuCk 2004-04-01 07:20:25 re: 3 step solution logischer Verstand 2004-03-29 22:21:42 penny and Penny are two different people Penny 2004-03-27 03:39:26 Hard Nolan 2004-03-27 01:54:17 re: Here ya go Steve Royer 2004-03-27 01:00:19 re: 3 step solution ThoughtProvoker 2004-03-26 22:18:32 3 step solution Emily 2004-03-26 21:30:13 re(2): No Subject J. Alfred Prufrock Jr. 2004-03-26 16:38:17 Here ya go Bryan 2004-03-26 16:31:45 re: No Subject ThoughtProvoker 2004-03-26 16:20:27 No Subject J. Alfred Prufrock Jr. 2004-03-26 16:18:09 No Subject J. Alfred Prufrock Jr. 2004-03-26 16:12:57 re: 5 move solution Jer 2004-03-26 14:30:15 5 move solution Jer 2004-03-26 14:22:11

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