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The River

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#9290
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (1.75)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:megan*

 

 

 



Two people come to a river. There is a boat, however it can carry one person only. How can they each get to the other side of the river using the boat?




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Comments

electronjohn*us*
Jan 10, 2003

Good one. I was thinking of using a rope to pull it back but of course there was no rope listed.
zangel3000
Jan 10, 2003

One of them could swim across (it doesn't say they MUST use the boat).
singcan*
Jan 23, 2003

It doesn't say the water was deep either. They could both have dragg it across. Good one thought.
choogy
Feb 07, 2003

i was thinking the river was only eight feet wide, thus using an eight foot boat. They simply walked across using the boat
megan
Mar 09, 2003

Actually it does say that you must use the boat, it says "...using the boat..." and you can't imply anything else what is not already given in the teaser
jimbo*au*
Apr 08, 2003

I liked it. I thought that one would row to the other side then row back. Then the other one would row to the other side. They both got to the other side. It doesn't say they have to stay there!
(user deleted)
May 04, 2003

Cute!
peterg
May 25, 2003

pffft! they seem to be getting more and more far fetched!
luvupurpleA*
Aug 13, 2003

I liked it!
xiaobaby
Sep 09, 2003

i thought the river may be rather narrow and they could sort of jump across but since it mentioned that the use of boat is a must, they could leave the boat in the center and jump to the boat and to the other side... thats still using the boat but this is after all a trick question
cnmne*us*
Jan 27, 2004

First, good teaser. It actually is a logic teaser, since there is no 'trick', no play on words, no misdirection. There really is a legitimate solution. Treating it as a trick teaser, though, I figured the river was not that wide and that the boat was used as a bridge. Still a good one.
sweetime**
May 30, 2005

yeah i used the boat as a bridge as well
MadDog72**
Mar 19, 2006

I thought they just waded.
The real answer is better though.
Quickq*en*
May 10, 2006

I said"they used the bridge"
OldChinaHand**
Oct 02, 2006

Not another 'there on the opposite bank I'll be' teaser...still fun.
Deedee123*ca*
Jan 26, 2008

they could have swam!
annvie9*us*
Jun 26, 2008

Nice job! Got me on this one!
thisisme91
Dec 05, 2008

EVIL (but seriously FUN) Teaser
sashomarinetus*
Jan 15, 2010

Very original teaser to me! It was easy (For me) but fun!
sashomarinetus*
Jan 15, 2010

Also, he/she said "Using the boat."
So, you couldn't of swam or used the nearby bridge.
J-Mac*
Mar 02, 2010

Lame.

Jim
builderus*
Mar 02, 2010

I first thought the same as another, they didn't have to stay there, but realized the "trick" part would be arriving from opposite sides.
doeheadAus*
Mar 02, 2010

Another old but easy one.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 02, 2010

I pictured 1 of them rowing with the other one hanging onto the boat. Very interesting.
OldChinaHand**
Mar 02, 2010

Using the boat...I took it apart and made a plank bridge and we walked across the river.
FatHeadAus*
Mar 02, 2010

Well, zangel and singcan are both right on that.
katie384Aus*
Mar 02, 2010

fun.
emma5799979**
Mar 02, 2010

I thought that one of them would swim, or the river would be shallow andthey'd walk, or so narrow that they'd jump, but I'm happy with the answer.
SolarFlareAsx
Mar 12, 2010

I thought they'd use a rope attached to the boat. When the first had crossed the second would pull the boat back with the rope & then cross the river. The true answer was more lateral than that! Nice quiz, thanks.
gooberbaby1*us*
Jun 10, 2010

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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