## What is the answer to the river crossing puzzle?

Solving river-crossing riddles entails starting with all pieces on one side of the river (typically the left bank). This is the start state….The Solution.

move | left river bank | right river bank |
---|---|---|

Farmer returns alone with the boat back | F W _ C | _ _ G _ |

Farmer takes the Wolf to the right river bank | _ _ _ C | F W G _ |

## How many one way trips would it take to get the following groups across the river 6 adults and 2 children?

The answer is 61 trips: 4 trips to bring over each adult plus 1 more trip for the 2 children.

**How many one way trips does it take for the eight adults and two children to cross the river?**

So, if there are 8 adults, there has to be 8 crossings and for this to happen, for each adult, the children must make 3 trips.

### Can you solve the bridge riddle answer?

The bridge is weak and only able to carry the weight of two of them at a time. Because they are in a rush and the light is fading they must cross in the minimum time possible and must carry a torch (flashlight,) on each crossing. They only have one torch and it can’t be thrown….Answer to Puzzle #25: Bridge crossing in 17 Minutes with Torch.

Move | Time |
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(1) & (2) Cross with Torch | 2 |

17 |

### What is the riddle of the rivers?

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

**How many trips does it take to get everyone to the other side of the river?**

So it takes four trips to carry one man across the river. Since there are seven men, twenty eight crossing are needed to cross all men. One more crossing is required for the boys to get on the other side. So, total of twenty nine crossings are required for everyone to get to the other side.

## What is the three gods riddle?

It is stated as follows: Three gods A, B, and C are called, in no particular order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter.