# Crossing The Stone Bridge Puzzle : Solution

What was the puzzle?

Initially the 6 people are lined up on the 7 stones from left to right as follows:
Ann Ben Jen EMP Tim Jim Kim
(where EMP stands for empty stone).

Step 1: Tim jumps to occupy the empty stone.

Ann Ben Jen Tim EMP Jim Kim

Step 2: Tim helps Jen in occupying the newly emptied stone between him and Jim.

Ann Ben EMP Tim Jen Jim Kim

Step 3: Ben occupies the stone emptied by Jen.

Ann EMP Ben Tim Jen Jim Kim

Step 4: Ben helps Tim in occupying the newly emptied stone.

Ann Tim Ben EMP Jen Jim Kim

Step 5: Jen helps Jim in occupying the empty stone.

Ann Tim Ben Jim Jen EMP Kim

Step 6: Kim occupies the stone emptied by Jim.

Ann Tim Ben Jim Jen Kim EMP

Step 7: Kim helps Jen in occupying the stone vacated by her.

Ann Tim Ben Jim EMP Kim Jen

Step 8: Jim helps Ben in occupying the stone vacated by Jen.

Ann Tim EMP Jim Ben Kim Jen

Step 9: Tim helps Ann in occupying the empty stone.

EMP Tim Ann Jim Ben Kim Jen

Step 10: Tim jumps to the stone emptied by Ann.

Tim EMP Ann Jim Ben Kim Jen

Step 11: Ann helps Jim in occupying the stone vacated by Tim.

Tim Jim Ann EMP Ben Kim Jen

Step 12: Ben helps Kim in occupying the stone vacated by Jim.

Tim Jim Ann Kim Ben EMP Jen

Step 13: Ben occupies the empty stone.

Tim Jim Ann Kim EMP Ben Jen

Step 14: Kim helps Ann in occupying the stone emptied by Ben.

Tim Jim EMP Kim Ann Ben Jen

Step 15: Kim jumps to the stone emptied by Ann.

Tim Jim Kim EMP Ann Ben Jen

This is exactly what we wanted!

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