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The Fifteen Steps (Posted on 2004-04-26) Difficulty: 5 of 5
There are 15 stairs arranged in a line. There are 6 people on various different steps.

The only rule is you can only move a person if you move it to any lower vacant stair.

In a two player game, you alternate moving single people. The last one to move a person wins! What strategy should you use in order to win?

What strategy would be used if the people couldn't pass each other when moving down the stairs?

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Rating: 3.8000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
QuestionIt's Nim, no?FrankM2008-03-27 18:16:23
Solutionthe solutionJames2005-08-23 04:48:28
Finally, the solution for the no-passing game.Brian Smith2005-04-19 15:36:55
re: The second part {Well Done}Rhys2004-10-17 02:44:10
SolutionRE:solutionjennifer2004-08-06 15:23:37
re(2): Half the answerAnon Ymous2004-05-14 13:19:37
my crappy thoughtsluke2004-04-27 23:07:19
re(2): The second partCharlie2004-04-27 20:50:12
re: The second partFederico Kereki2004-04-27 16:53:05
Play:Gamer2004-04-27 16:08:13
Hints/TipsFour man gameBrian Smith2004-04-27 15:24:16
re: The second partCharlie2004-04-27 09:50:26
SolutionThe second partBrian Smith2004-04-27 08:40:16
re: Half the answerCharlie2004-04-27 08:35:42
Some ThoughtsHalf the answerFederico Kereki2004-04-27 06:49:31
Some ThoughtsSome thoughtsTimothy2004-04-26 21:46:08
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