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Crossing River Puzzle

Crossing River Puzzle - 25 August

There is a river to cross using a river raft and there are eight people (father, mother, policeman, thief, 2 daughters and 2 sons). No one knows to operate the raft except the adults and also excluding the thief. Only two people can go in the raft at a time. The raft should keep coming back and forth in order to pick and drop the people.
Rules to be followed:
Father: the father cannot stay in the raft or outside the raft without the presence of the mother.
Mother: the mother cannot stay in the raft or outside the rat without the presence of the father.
Thief: the thief is not allowed to stay with any of the family member unless there is a policeman.
Policeman: the policeman can travel with anyone.
2 sons and 2 daughters: they are not allowed to travel in the raft without the presence of any adult. They cannot either travel in the presence of only thief without the policeman. The sons cannot be with their mothers without their fathers supervision. The daughters are not allowed to be there with their fathers without the supervision of their mothers. But the daughters and the sons can be left unsupervised (as long as the other rules are applied).
What is the sequence that the people should follow in order to cross the river through the raft keeping in mind all the rules?
The rules are applicable not only in the raft but also outside the raft.

1 comment:

1. The police and the thief cross the river
The police comes back
The police and the daughter cross the river.
The police and the thief comes back.
The mother and the daughter cross the river.
Mother comes back
The mother and the father cross the river
Father comes back
The police and the thief cross the river
Mother comes back
The father and the mother cross the river
Father comes back
The father and the sons cross the river
The police and the thief comes back
The police and the sons cross the river
The police comes back
The police and the thief cross the river.