Here’s a river crossing puzzle which will make you think with all your logical reasoning skills.
Three humans, one big wolf and two small wolves are to cross a river:
These are the conditions that have to be followed.
- Only humans and the big wolf can row the boat.
- At all times, the number of humans on either side of the river must be greater or equal to the number of wolves on that side. (Or else the humans will be eaten by the wolves!)
- The boat only has room for 2 (wolves or humans).
- wolves can jump out of the boat when it’s banked.
So were you able to solve the riddle? leave your answers in the comment section below.
If you get the correct answer, please share it with your friends and family on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social networking sites.
Let H represent Humans;
Let W represent Adult Wolves &
W represents small wolves.
The three columns represent the left bank of the river, the boat, and the right bank respectively. The < and > indicates the direction of motion of the boat.
Initial: HHHWww . .
HHHw Ww> .
HHHw <W w
HHH Ww> w
HHH <W ww
HW HH> ww
HW <Hw Hw
Hw HW> Hw
Hw <Hw HW
ww HH> HW
ww <W HHH
w Ww> HHH
w <W HHHw
. Ww> HHHw
. . HHHWww