Posted by **Bo** on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11:00pm.

There are 8 people on one side of a river. They have a raft to help them get to the other side. There is a father and his two sons, a mother and her two daughters, a policeman and a thief. Everyone must cross the river, but you must follow the rules:

* Only 2 persons on the raft at a time

* The father can not stay with any of the daughters

without their mother's presence

* The mother can not stay with any of the sons

without their father's presence

* The thief (striped shirt) can not stay with any

family member if the Policeman is not there

* Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know

how to operate the raft

The operators can go and come back. How do I solve this?

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