The Collapsing Bridge Puzzle

The Puzzle:

The Collapsing Bridge

Four friends want to cross a bridge.

• Only two people can cross at a time.
• It is a dark and stormy night and there is only one torch between them.
• The water is rising fast so every minute counts!

Sam takes 1 minute to cross.
Alex takes 2 minutes.
Hunter takes 4 minutes
and Jade takes 8 minutes

What is the FASTEST they can all get across?

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