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since you all liked that silly raft thing so much...

'Metallica' have a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a bridge to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You must help them across to the other side. It is night. There is one flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them. The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each band member walks at a different speed.

A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace:-

James:- 1 minute to cross

Cliff:- 2 minutes to cross

Kirk:- 5 minutes to cross

Lars:- 10 minutes to cross

For example: If James and Lars walk across first, 10 minutes have

elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Lars then

returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you

have failed the mission.

Notes:- There is no trick behind this. It is the simple movement of

resources in the appropriate order. There are 2 known answers to this

problem. Microsoft expect you to answer this question in under 5

minutes.

[EDIT] maybe i should've put "LESS so"...cause thinking about it this is quite simple

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Guest Logan

James & Cliff cross, James crosses back = 2 + 1 = 3

James & Kirk cross, James crosses back = 5 + 1 = 6

James & Lars cross = 10

Overall = 19 minutes

meh?

does this have something to do with some people only going half way?

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James & Cliff cross' date=' James crosses back = 2 + 1 = 3

James & Kirk cross, James crosses back = 5 + 1 = 6

James & Lars cross = 10

Overall = 19 minutes

meh?

does this have something to do with some people only going half way?[/quote']

You havent made an allowance for the 30 minutes or so Lars spends sulking about something half way across the road

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James & Cliff cross, Cliff crosses back = 2 + 2 = 4

Lars & Kirk cross, James crosses back = 10 + 1 = 11

James & Cliff cross = 2

Overall = 17 minutes

right?

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James and Cliff = 2 mins

James walks half way across the bridge and shines the light for Kirk to see = 1/2 min

James and Kirk = 5 mins

James walks half way across the bridge and shines the light for Lars to see = 1/2 min

James and Lars = 10 mins

18 mins..

so they're a little late, im sure the gig will still be fine :)

or... James give them all piggy-backs and then they get there super fast!

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yesh.. hurrah!!! well done :D

*i still like the idea of piggy-backs tho*..

or, indiana jones style, cut the end of the bridge (hoping its a wooden one), grab hold of the end, and swing to the other side, and all climb up it like a vertical ladder :p

or, get the helicopter right behind..

or, plan out your time of leaving the house more appropriately..

or, just be late.

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James & Cliff cross' date=' James crosses back = 2 + 1 = 3

Lars & Kirk cross, Cliff crosses back = 10 + 2 = 12

Cliff & James cross = 2

Overall = 17 minutes

[/quote']

Same idea, just swapping people about. Is that the 2 ways in which it's possible? Or is there another way entirely??

Tell us!

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James and Cliff = 2 mins

James walks half way across the bridge and shines the light for Kirk to see = 1/2 min

James and Kirk = 5 mins

James walks half way across the bridge and shines the light for Lars to see = 1/2 min

James and Lars = 10 mins

18 mins..

so they're a little late' date=' im sure the gig will still be fine :)

or... James give them all piggy-backs and then they get there super fast![/quote']

i can't believe you cheated and still got it wrong

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well.. i personally think slow walkers should be left behind' date=' especially if they are short and carry spikey umbrellas.. grrrrrrr. i don't want my eye poked out yet thanks.[/quote']

but kirk wouldn't harm a fly

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Kirk should drown too' date=' he didnt play any solos on St Anger[/quote']

but he WANTED to, haven't you seen some kind of monster? that's the one time he gets angry.

(how ACE is the scene where he sings his song about the traffic school!...ah kirk, a king amongst men)

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