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Missionaries and Cannibals (Posted on 2005-05-29) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Three missionaries and three cannibals are on one side of the river, wanting to get across.

Unfortunately, the only boat available can hold a maximum of two people. The missionaries, wanting to stay safe, can never be on a side with more cannibals than missionaries (even for a moment!). The boat cannot travel under its own power, so there must be at least one person on board for it to cross.

How can the missionaries get safely across?

See The Solution Submitted by Damion warren    
Rating: 3.0000 (8 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Possible Solutionbroll2020-11-12 05:19:39
solution belatedsalil2006-02-20 05:49:20
SolnPiyush2005-05-31 15:48:16
SolutionNo SubjectSteph2005-05-31 14:33:48
SolutionSolutionsrinath reddy2005-05-31 06:05:10
Solution(with several assumptions)bj hailsatan2005-05-30 02:56:35
Some ThoughtsHandcuffs still usefulSteve Herman2005-05-30 01:34:43
SolutionFull SolutionCharley2005-05-29 15:29:55
No Subjectarmando2005-05-29 14:41:09
Hints/TipsA little hintCharley2005-05-29 12:48:58
SolutionSpoiler (without handcuffs...)Sam2005-05-29 12:05:58
SolutionSpoilerSteve Herman2005-05-29 11:25:50
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