Can you solve the river crossing riddle? - Lisa Winer
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If you enjoyed the Lions and Wildebeest problem, then you will probably like another riddle posed by Alcuin called The Problem of the Wolf, the Goat, and the Cabbage. Looking for more challenges? Then, you will also like Alex Gender's Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle?
Riddles often involve math. What kind of math? River problems like these can sometimes be solved by using a branch of mathematics called Graph Theory.
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