Figure 1. Tower of Hanoi Puzzle
Count the number of moves required to duplicate the exact arrangement of disks on the first tower and the last tower.
Rules: Only move one disk at a time. You may never place a larger disk on top of a smaller disk.
Hint: Sketch out your strategy versus trying to walk through the steps in your head.
Possible answers: 5, 7, 9 or 11 moves
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