1. Row Your Boat
  2. At science camp, two teachers have to cross a river.
    There is only a small boat which is being rowed by two students.
    The boat can only carry two students or a single teacher.
    How did the teachers get across the river and afterwards leave the two students with their boat?

  3. Crossing the River
  4. During the Turkish stampede in Thrace, a small detachment found itself confronted by a wide and deep river. However, they discovered a boat in which two children were rowing about. It was so small that it would only carry the two children, or one grown person.
    How did the officer get himself and his 357 soldiers across the river and leave the two children finally in joint possession of their boat?
    And how many times need the boat pass from shore to shore?

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By Henry Dudeney

Math Fair: Soldiers and Children

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