Category: Riddle

Crossing a bridge in the dark

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A somewhat easy
monkey riddle
Author: Unknown

Four people are walking in the dark, and they have only one torch. They stumble upon a long and narrow bridge, which they need to cross. To cross the bridge they need the torch, and once it has been carried to the far side, someone needs to bring it back to the ones who are waiting. Only two can cross the bridge at the same time.

One of the group is quite slow and takes 10 minutes to cross the bridge. The others take 5, 2 and 1 minutes, respectively.

What is the fastest way for the group to cross the bridge?

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