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Posted bypostamessage
Posted on11/04/04 11:55 PM

> There are no tricks - this is a straightforward problem.
> U2 have a concert that starts soon and they must all cross
> a bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side
> of the bridge. You must help them across to the other side.
> It is night. There is one flashlight.
> A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party
> that crosses the bridge, either 1 or 2 people, must have
> the flashlight with them. The flashlight must be carried
> back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each band member
> walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together at
> the rate of the slower man's pace:
> * Bono: - 1 minute to cross
> * Edge: - 2 minutes to cross
> * Adam: - 5 minutes to cross
> * Larry: - 10 minutes to cross
> For example: if Bono and Larry walk across first, 10
> minutes have elapsed by the time they get to the other side
> of the bridge. If Larry then returns with the flashlight, a
> total of 20 minutes have passed. What is the shortest
> amount of time to get all four men across the bridge?
> There is no trick to this. It is a simple movement of
> resources in the appropriate order.

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*Simple problem - can you answer it?  itchyNADZ11/04/04 04:29 PM
..No. -nt-  postamessage11/04/04 11:55 PM
.*19. NT Seems simple enough. Is there a catch?  Death Knight11/04/04 10:26 PM
.*19? - doesn't sound right, quick answer -nt-  ChachiSqrPants11/04/04 04:57 PM
.*Re: Simple problem - can you answer it?  Pr3tty F1y11/04/04 04:56 PM
..*Nope -nT- less than that  itchyNADZ11/04/04 06:37 PM
...*Re: Nope -nT- less than that  Pr3tty F1y11/04/04 06:53 PM
....*Give the man 17 goatses -nT- good job  itchyNADZ11/04/04 08:16 PM
.....*Haw, didn't even see a reply. NT I'm a linear man.  Death Knight11/04/04 10:29 PM