From: Morgan <morgc_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Fri Dec 12 1997 - 19:06:03 CST

When I find out what the answer is I will forward it to the list.

>Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 14:04:28 -0600
>From: "Peter Hardie" <hardie@shaw.wave.ca>
>Reply-To: hardie@duke.usask.ca
>X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; U)
>To: Chris and Linda Morgan <morgc@shaw.wave.ca>
>Subject: Puzzle
>"U2" have a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must cross a
>to get there. All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You
>help them across to the other side. It is night. There is one
>A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses,
>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
>a different speed. A pair must walk together at the slower man's pace:
>Bono - 1 minute to cross
>Edge - 2 minutes to cross
>Adam - 5 minutes to cross
>Larry - 10 minutes to cross
>For example: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have
>when they get to the other side of the bridge. If Larry then returns
>the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you have failed
>There is no trick behind this. It is the simple movement of resources in
>the proper order. There are two known answers. This is based on a
>Microsoft gives to all prospective employees. Note: Microsoft expects
>to answer this question in under 5 minutes!
Chris and Linda Morgan

Received on Fri Dec 12 19:06:03 1997

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