Get Over It

The get over it exhibit

Not all puzzles have solutions!

How it Works

Starting on any part of the land, try to plot a path that crosses each bridge only once.

Things to Try or Ask Around the Exhibit

  • Is the challenge with fixed bridges possible? How do you know?
  • What if you change the number of bridges?

Background

Some problems do not have solutions, and it's important to be able to know when this is the case.

This puzzle, based on an actual historical situation in the city of Königsberg, has been proven to be unsolvable with certain numbers of bridges.

Finding the Science in Your World

This problem, and others like it, led to huge advances in the fields of topology, networking and combinatorics.