# Transferring the top n 1 disks from source to

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tower. Transferring the top N – 1 disks from Source to Auxiliary tower can again be thought of as a fresh problem and can be solved in the same manner.

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Tower of Hanoi TOWER(N, BEG, AUX, END) 1. If N = 1 then a. Write BEG -> END b. Return 2. [Move N-1 disks from peg BEG to peg AUX] Call TOWER(N-1, BEG, END, AUX) 3. Write BEG -> END 4. [Move N-1 disks from peg AUX to peg END] Call TOWER(N-1, AUX, BEG, END) 5. Return.
Tower of Hanoi For N = 4 we get the following sequence 1. Move from Src to Aux 2. Move from Src to Dst 3. Move from Aux to Dst 4. Move from Src to Aux 5. Move from Dst to Src 6. Move from Dst to Aux 7. Move from Src to Aux 8. Move from Src to Dst 9. Move from Aux to Dst 10. Move from Aux to Src 11. Move from Dst to Src 12. Move from Aux to Dst 13. Move from Src to Aux 14. Move from Src to Dst 15. Move from Aux to Dst

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Tower of Hanoi How many moves will it take to transfer n disks from the left post to the right post? for 1 disk it takes 1 move to transfer 1 disk from post A to post C; for 2 disks , it will take 3 moves: 2M + 1 = 2( 1 ) + 1 = 3 for 3 disks , it will take 7 moves: 2M + 1 = 2( 3 ) + 1 = 7 for 4 disks , it will take 15 moves: 2M + 1 = 2( 7 ) + 1 = 15 for 5 disks , it will take 31 moves: 2M + 1 = 2( 15 ) + 1 = 31 for 6 disks ... ?
Tower of Hanoi Explicit Pattern Number of Disks Number of Moves 1 1 2 3 3 7 4 15 5 31 Powers of two help reveal the pattern: Number of Disks (n) Number of Moves 1 2^1 - 1 = 2 - 1 = 1 2 2^2 - 1 = 4 - 1 = 3 3 2^3 - 1 = 8 - 1 = 7 4 2^4 - 1 = 16 - 1 = 15 5 2^5 - 1 = 32 - 1 = 31

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