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 Jumping Coins (Posted on 2004-10-18)
There are 10 coins laid out on a table in a straight line
```* * * * * * * * * *
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
```
The goal is to get 5 stacks of 2 coins each in only 5 jumps.
A coin must jump over exactly 2 other coins and land on a third.
Coins may jump in either direction.

Example:
Jump 1: Jump coin 10 on top of coin 7.
Jump 2: Jump coin 8 on top of coin 6. This is possible since coin 7 and 10 now form a stack of two coins.

 See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith Rating: 3.0000 (3 votes)

 Subject Author Date Generalisation FrankM 2008-03-13 12:26:47 Answer Dave 2005-01-19 17:30:31 answer jessica 2004-11-05 10:59:54 solution doremi 2004-10-25 20:53:59 exhaustive search Charlie 2004-10-20 02:49:03 Working backwards Charlie 2004-10-18 15:49:22 Answer + Solution nikki 2004-10-18 12:36:53 5 Jumps Bruce Brantley 2004-10-18 11:38:03

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