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Pity Man need help

  1. Aug 20, 2005 #1
    Pity Man need help....

    there is a MAN, he has a Goat, a Flower and a Lion.
    the man has to cross the river with his animals and the flower....
    how wud it b possible bcoz...
    1) he can take one thing with him at a time.
    2) he cant leave goat and flower togather as goat will eat it..
    2) he cant leave the goat with lion. becoz lion will eat it.... :tongue2:
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 20, 2005 #2
    A fair bit simpler then the royalty/pesant/wife deal..

    |MFGL (move goat)
    GM|FL (go back)
    G|MFL (move lion)
    MGL|F (move goat)
    L|MGF (move flower)
    MLF|G (go back)
    LF|MG (move goat)
    MFGL| (done)

    The man obviously moves every time and is always has the boat. The lion/flower moves could be switched, neither can be left alone with the goat anyhow.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2005
  4. Aug 20, 2005 #3
    na na...
    he can take one thing at a time.... and u should give the brief answer. :D
  5. Aug 21, 2005 #4
    Well it says here that only he has to cross the river. Original problem says nothing of taking animals with him. Is that trick or is it deeper?
  6. Aug 21, 2005 #5
    read it again ludi_srbin bro. :D now plz try to solve it . good luck
  7. Aug 21, 2005 #6
    |MFGL woww.. wonder ful... sorry fot yesterday. i didnt see ur answer :( plz never use that kind of text colour. :( thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  8. Aug 21, 2005 #7
    [EDIT] Long winded speculation on previous post deleted, since the original solution was it, it no longer makes any sense.

    No prob. I made it white so people could avoid reading it, should they not want to know.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2005
  9. Aug 28, 2005 #8
    it is quite easy answer :-

    1- he will take the goat at first
    2-he will again go backto the another side of the river and will get lion to his destination,leaving flower over the other side.
    3-then again he has to come back with goat from the destination by landing the lion on that destination side.
    4-now,he will take the flower to the destination side
    5-then he will come back the other side alone and take the goat with him to the destination place.

    by going through all these process he can save everything he has !
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