# Thread: this is a hard riddle... can some1 help?

1. YahooHoo
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## this is a hard riddle... can some1 help?

ok, there's three explorers that have to get to the other side of the river, but there's 3 cannibals on the other side, the cannibals wont attack unless they outnumber their victom, but the boat only carries 2 people, and it HAS TO HAVE 2 people in it for it to work
x= explorer c = cannibal

___________c c c_________

___________x x x__________

srry if it's confusing, but thats how my teacher told it to me... and i cant figure it out, and please leave out the sarcastic answers... like... ride the alligators over
if i left out details, it was because thats the way my teacher told it to me, and i think its for a grade, so i want it to be exactly the way he told it
in response to living dead girl or w/e ur name is... there's only 1 boat, therefore, the first step is wrong... srry
what do u guys mean in the first step... explorer and cannible cross.. that doesnt make sense cuz they're on different sides of the river, and there's only 1 boat, and there has to be 2 people in the boat for it to be able to work >.<

2. YahooHoo
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Explorer and cannibal cross.
Explorer returns, rowing cannibal gets in.
Explorer gets out. Rowing cannibal comes get an explorer who gets out.
Rowing cannibal comes get a cannibal who gets out.
Rowing cannibal returns to get explorer; both get out.

thats the answer [=

3. YahooHoo
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Explorer and cannibal cross.
Explorer returns, rowing cannibal gets in.
Explorer gets out. Rowing cannibal comes get an explorer who gets out.
Rowing cannibal comes get a cannibal who gets out.
Rowing cannibal returns to get explorer; both get out

4. YahooHoo
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i think you left out some elements

is this the same riddle/

http://www.pedagonet.com/brain/brain52.htm

if so, you can find the answer there.

5. YahooHoo
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i think you left out some elements

is this the same riddle/

http://www.pedagonet.com/brain/brain52.htm

if so, you can find the answer there.

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