# Balance Puzzle

Hi All,
I found this interesting puzzle - Three missionaries and three cannibals must cross a river. There is a single boat which can carry a maximum of two people and there must be at least one person on board (the boat cannot cross by itself).

On either bank, if there are missionaries present, the count of missionaries must be equal or greater than the count of cannibals, else the cannibals would eat them.
This is a classic example of a puzzle that can be solved using state transition diagrams.

The solution to this puzzle is detailed in this blog post: https://codeground.in/blog/index.php/2016/11/13/technical-interview-question-on-puzzles-missionaries-and-cannibals/

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