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The four convicts Nathan Sullivan In the four convicts problem there are four escapees from prison. They break out in the black of night and they must cross an old bridge in order to get to freedom. They have seventeen minutes to cross the bridge before the cops can get them. However, some of the escapees have been wounded badly and are moving slowly. Also the bridge can only hold two men at one time and when they cross they must move at the speed of the slower. Another problem is that one of the convicts must come back across the bridge to give a flashlight to the next so that they may cross. There are no tricks in this for example there can be no piggy backing and no throwing the flash or things of that sort. Now the convict can move across the bridge in one minute the next at two the next in five and the finale in ten minutes. Remember they only have seventeen minutes to cross so can they? When I started this problem I work up on a Saturday morning to go ahead
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CORE, MATH 110 taught by Professor Scanelle during the Spring '08 term at Valparaiso.

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