# Camel travel riddle

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Six Tasmanian camels traveling on a very narrow ledge, encounter six Tasmanian camels coming the other way.

As everyone knows, Tasmanian camels never go backwards, especially when on a precarious ledge. The camels will climb over each other, but only if there is a camel sized space on the other side.

The camels did not see each other until there was only exactly one camel’s width between the two groups.

How can all camels pass, allowing both groups to go on their way, without any camel reversing?

Hint: to help visualize, use paper clips or coins.

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 8th January 2018 in

First a camel from one side moves forward,
then two camels from the other side move forward,
then three camels from the first side move forward etc…

SherlockHolmes Expert Answered on 9th January 2018.

“… two camels from the other side move forward” — How is it possible when there is ” only exactly one camel’s width between the two groups”?

on 9th January 2018.

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