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Challenge Response 153


The flood and the jealous husbands

Let's use special notation to describe the situation.

The pairs will be symbolized by Aa, Bb and Cc, in which the capital letter designates the husband and the lowercase the wife.

With three pairs, the boat will have to cross the river five times. Here's a solution:

1) the three women, ABCThey leave the hotel by boat;
2º) the woman The bring the boat back;
3rd) the woman The stay at the hotel and the three husbands, ABCThey leave the hotel by boat;
4th) the husband THE bring the boat back;
5th) the couple Aa Leave the hotel by boat.

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