River crossing puzzle
There are 3 couples who want to cross the river.
Raja-wife A - P
Wajir-wife B - Q
Sainik-wife C - R
Rule s
1. There is a boat of capacity 2.
2. Saink and his wife cant travel with other fours since they are of low category
3. If on any side there is a single man with either 2 or 3 wives, he will run away with them .For the sake of simplicity I assumed the characters as below and in same order –
Males - A B C
Females -P Q R
A | B | C | | | |||
P | Q | R | | | |||
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A | B | | | C | |||
P | Q | | | R | |||
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A | B | C | | | |||
P | Q | | | R | |||
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A | B | C | | | |||
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A | B | C | | | |||
R | | | P | Q | |||
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C | | | A | B | |||
R | | | P | Q | |||
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B | C | | | A | |||
Q | R | | | P | |||
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B | | | A | C | |||
Q | | | P | R | |||
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A | B | | | C | |||
P | Q | | | R | |||
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P | Q | | | R | |||
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P | Q | R | | | |||
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C | | | A | B | |||
R | | | P | Q | |||
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| | P | Q | R |
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