Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


A LODGING-HOUSE DIFFICULTY.





(Moving Counter Problem)
The Dobsons secured apartments at Slocomb-on-Sea. There were six rooms
on the same floor, all communicating, as shown in the diagram. The rooms
they took were numbers 4, 5, and 6, all facing the sea. But a little
difficulty arose. Mr. Dobson insisted that the piano and the bookcase
should change rooms. This was wily, for the Dobsons were not musical,
but they wanted to prevent any one else playing the instrument. Now, the
rooms were very small and the pieces of furniture indicated were very
big, so that no two of these articles could be got into any room at the
same time. How was the exchange to be made with the least possible
labour? Suppose, for example, you first move the wardrobe into No. 2;
then you can move the bookcase to No. 5 and the piano to No. 6, and so
on. It is a fascinating puzzle, but the landlady had reasons for not
appreciating it. Try to solve her difficulty in the fewest possible
removals with counters on a sheet of paper.


Read Answer






Next: THE EIGHT ENGINES.

Previous: THE LETTER BLOCK PUZZLE.



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

Mixing The Tea.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Forsaken King.
The Guarded Chessboard
The English Tour
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Lion And The Man.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Pentagon And Square.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Joiner's Problem.
Various Dissection Puzzles
Painting The Die.
Combination and Group Problems
A Queer Coincidence.
Money Puzzles
The Square Of Veneer.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Troublesome Eight.
Magic Squares Problem.
The Friar's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
A Problem In Squares.
Money Puzzles
The Christmas Pudding.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Spot On The Table.
Money Puzzles
Buying Presents.
Money Puzzles