How to cross the River ?
Posted on 2002-07-06
6 people(KING,QUEEN,MINISTER,MINISTERS WIFE,SWEEPER,SWEEPERS WIFE) are struck on an Island and the only way to save their lives is by crossing the river by boat.A maximum of 2 people can ride the boat to go across and of course the boat can be riden back by 1 person also.As there are 3 men and 3 women the follwing conditions are to be applied:
1.No body will travel with SWEEPER and SWEEPERS WIfe
2.No men can ride the boat with anothers wife and vice-versa
3.No men can leave their wife on any side if any Men are standing on that side ( for e.g if the two sides of river are A and B and King is on side A and Minister or Sweeper is on side B than Queen can not go to side B)
4.No women can go to the other side if her husband is not on that side and another men are standing on that side (for eg If Minister is standing on side A and King is standing on side B than queen and Minister wife can not even ride the boat)
The Question is to Solve the above puzzle logicaly applying the above conditions