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Towers of Hanoi variation (Posted on 2005-05-03) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There are some poles, and on the first pole are some rings, each a different size. The sizes of the rings increases from the top to the bottom of the pole. The only allowable move is to take the top ring from any pole and place onto another pole. You cannot place a ring on top of another ring unless the other ring is exactly one size bigger. You can make as many moves as you like.

Your goal is to move all the rings onto the second pole, in the same order. What is the highest number of rings that can be moved when there are N poles? How can you move this many rings?

See The Solution Submitted by Tristan    
Rating: 4.0000 (4 votes)

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re: solution (I think) | Comment 7 of 14 |
(In reply to solution (I think) by Erik O.)

With 4 poles (3 additional) I can move up to 7 rings (It takes 25 moves)

(your formula implies only 6 rings)

still working...

Edited on May 3, 2005, 5:55 pm
  Posted by Jer on 2005-05-03 17:53:32

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