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• I got this solution s=son F=father d=daughter M=mother t=thief P=policeman ssFddMtP ssFddM tP ssFddMP t sFddM tPS sFddMtP s ddMtP ssF ddMtPF ss ddtP
Message 1 of 8 , Dec 27 8:38 PM
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I got this solution

s=son
F=father
d=daughter
M=mother
t=thief
P=policeman

ssFddMtP
ssFddM tP
ssFddMP t
sFddM tPS
sFddMtP s
ddMtP ssF
ddMtPF ss
ddtP ssMF
ddtPM ssF
ddM ssFtP
ddMF sstP
dd sstPMF
ddM sstPF
d sstPFdM
dtP ssFdM
t ssFdMdP
Pt ssFdMd
ssFdMdPt
• ... Sorry, the spacing got all goofed up on my last message. I intended the river to be represented by a bunch of blank space between each pair of strings,
Message 2 of 8 , Dec 27 8:40 PM
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--- In mathforfun@yahoogroups.com, "slim_the_dude"
<TimKelleyGroups@...> wrote:
>
> I got this solution
>
> s=son
> F=father
> d=daughter
> M=mother
> t=thief
> P=policeman
>
> ssFddMtP
> ssFddM tP
> ssFddMP t
> sFddM tPS
> sFddMtP s
> ddMtP ssF
> ddMtPF ss
> ddtP ssMF
> ddtPM ssF
> ddM ssFtP
> ddMF sstP
> dd sstPMF
> ddM sstPF
> d sstPFdM
> dtP ssFdM
> t ssFdMdP
> Pt ssFdMd
> ssFdMdPt
>

Sorry, the spacing got all goofed up on my last message. I intended
the river to be represented by a bunch of blank space between each
pair of strings, but when I posted, it showed up as a single space
between my strings.
• The solution is all over the Internet. Just google it ... Sorry, the spacing got all goofed up on my last message. I intended the river to be represented by a
Message 3 of 8 , Dec 27 9:51 PM
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The solution is all over the Internet. Just google it
_______________

--- In mathforfun@yahoogroups.com, "slim_the_dude"
<TimKelleyGroups@...> wrote:
>
> I got this solution
>
> s=son
> F=father
> d=daughter
> M=mother
> t=thief
> P=policeman
>
> ssFddMtP
> ssFddM tP
> ssFddMP t
> sFddM tPS
> sFddMtP s
> ddMtP ssF
> ddMtPF ss
> ddtP ssMF
> ddtPM ssF
> ddM ssFtP
> ddMF sstP
> dd sstPMF
> ddM sstPF
> d sstPFdM
> dtP ssFdM
> t ssFdMdP
> Pt ssFdMd
> ssFdMdPt
>

Sorry, the spacing got all goofed up on my last message. I intended the
river to be represented by a bunch of blank space between each pair of
strings, but when I posted, it showed up as a single space between my
strings.

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• Here is my answer -- 15 Trips Definition: Man: M Woman: W Man s Boys: B1 & B2 Woman s Girls: G1 & G2 Police: P Thief: T Trip Present Bank
Message 4 of 8 , Dec 28 11:55 AM
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Here is my answer -- 15 Trips

Definition:

Man: M
Woman: W
Man's Boys: B1 & B2
Woman's Girls: G1 & G2
Police: P
Thief: T

Trip Present Bank Other Bank

(0) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P,T}---{}
(1) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2}>>>>>>>{P,T}
(2) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P}<<<<<{T}
(3) {W,G1,G2,M,B1}>>>>>>>>>>{B2,P,T}
(4) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,P,T}<<<<<<{B2}
(5) {W,G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2}
(6) {W,G1,G2,M,P,T}<<<<<<<<<{B1,B2}
(7) {G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>>>>{W,M,B1,B2}
(8) {W,G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,P,T}
(9) {M,W,G1,G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>{B1,B2,P,T}
(10) {G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,P,T}
(11) {G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1,P,T}
(12) {G2,P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1}
(13) {T}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2,P}
(14) {P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2}
(15) {}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2,P,T}
• How did you get from trip 7 to trip 8?
Message 5 of 8 , Dec 28 2:00 PM
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How did you get from trip 7 to trip 8?
--- In mathforfun@yahoogroups.com, aothabit <no_reply@...> wrote:
>
> Here is my answer -- 15 Trips
>
> Definition:
>
> Man: M
> Woman: W
> Man's Boys: B1 & B2
> Woman's Girls: G1 & G2
> Police: P
> Thief: T
>
> Trip Present Bank Other Bank
>
> (0) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P,T}---{}
> (1) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2}>>>>>>>{P,T}
> (2) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P}<<<<<{T}
> (3) {W,G1,G2,M,B1}>>>>>>>>>>{B2,P,T}
> (4) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,P,T}<<<<<<{B2}
> (5) {W,G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2}
> (6) {W,G1,G2,M,P,T}<<<<<<<<<{B1,B2}
> (7) {G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>>>>{W,M,B1,B2}
> (8) {W,G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,P,T}
> (9) {M,W,G1,G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>{B1,B2,P,T}
> (10) {G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,P,T}
> (11) {G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1,P,T}
> (12) {G2,P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1}
> (13) {T}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2,P}
> (14) {P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2}
> (15) {}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1G2,P,T}
>
• ... thank you ramsey, Here is my revised answer -- 17 Trips Definition: Man: M Woman: W Man s Boys: B1 & B2 Woman s Girls: G1 & G2 Police: P Thief: T
Message 6 of 8 , Dec 29 6:28 AM
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--- In mathforfun@yahoogroups.com, aothabit <no_reply@...> wrote:

thank you ramsey, Here is my revised answer -- 17 Trips

Definition:

Man: M
Woman: W
Man's Boys: B1 & B2
Woman's Girls: G1 & G2
Police: P
Thief: T

Trip___Present Bank_____________Other Bank

(0) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P,T}---{}
(1) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2}>>>>>{P,T}
(2) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,B2,P}<<<<{T}
(3) {W,G1,G2,M,B1}>>>>>>>>{B2,P,T}
(4) {W,G1,G2,M,B1,P,T}<<<<<{B2}
(5) {W,G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2}
(6) {W,G1,G2,M,P,T}<<<<<<<<{B1,B2}
(7) {G1,G2,P,T}>>>>>>>>>>>>{W,M,B1,B2}
(8) {W,G1,G2,P,T}<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2}
(9) {W,G1,G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,P,T}
(10) {M,W,G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<{B1,B2,P,T}
(11) {G1,G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,P,T}
(12) {W,G1,G2}<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,P,T}
(13) {G2}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{W,G1,M,B1,B2,P,T}
(14) {G2,P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1}
(15) {T}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1,G2,P}
(16) {P,T}<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<{M,B1,B2,W,G1,G2}
(17) {}>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>{M,B1,B2,W,G1,G2,P,T}
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