Crossing the river

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A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing at a time. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn is left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?
Difficulty
  • Moderate
Type
  • Logic
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takes chicken to other side. Leaves fox and corn. Goes back empty and gets fox. Drops fox off and picks up chicken. goes back with chicken. Drops off chicken and picks up corn. Drops corn off with fox and goes back empty. Picks up chicken and joins fox and corn on far side.
- mike (3 Sep 2008)

the man will send the chicken and leave the fox & the corn behind.he will come back for the corn and leave the fox behind.if coming back for the fox he will bring the chicken back and take the fox away.and later come back for the the chicken
- MR flame (18 Sep 2008)

1st he takes the corn
2nd he takes the fox
3rd he takes a chicken
- (22 Sep 2008)

1st take the chicken to the other side
2nd go back and take the fox to the other side
On his way back take the chicken with him
3rd drop the chicken off and take the corn to the other side
4th go back and take the chicken to the other side
- Black Rose (7 May 2009)

first he takes the chicken to the other side
then gets the seed
but on his way back he takes the chicken with him and brings it back to where it was before then takes the fox and then the chicken

chicken
seed
chicken
fox
chicken
- (18 Nov 2009)

hey the thierd one cannot be

if you leave the fox with the chicken the fox will eat the chicken

- (18 Nov 2009)

well my teacher said this in my school that you take the chicken over and then they take the chicken back and i forget can you tell mee the answer please im from the welsh school
- alicia (5 Dec 2009)

1st take the chicken to the other side
2nd go back and take the fox to the other side
On his way back take the chicken with him
3rd drop the chicken off and take the corn to the other side
4th go back and take the chicken to the other side

- dodo (16 Feb 2010)

this will never work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- bob joe (2 Mar 2010)

let the chicken eat the seed and fox eat the chicken it never said they had to be alive
- Skyler (12 Mar 2010)

1st he brings the fox.
2nd the corn.
3rd the chicken.
b/c if the chicken goes first he will eat the corn but the fox doesnt eat corn.
- bri (14 Mar 2010)

1st take the chicken to the other side then go take the fox to them other side then the chicken goes first then bring the fox and the chicken and seed

- faith (16 Mar 2010)

1st --> take the chicken to the other side ; leaving the fox and the corn ; go back
2nd--> take the fox to the other side ; switchit with the chicken ; go back
3rd--> take the corn and switch it with the chicken ; take the corn across ; go back
4th--> take the chicken ; and go to the other side

this is quite easy if you take a moment to think about it...
- XD (2 Jun 2010)

1st take the chicken and cross the river,
2nd take the sock and cross the river and takethe chicken and go back on privious positon then put the chiken&take the fox then will be cross river and put the fox and go to back finally man will be take the chiken
- rajesh pl (8 Jun 2010)

just take them in goes so first fox then chicken than corn
- mathusan (29 Jul 2010)

1st-chicken
2nd-fox
3rd-corn
- kendra (27 Aug 2010)

1. take the chicken & go back alone
2. take the fox & go back with the chicken
3. take the cabbage & go back alone
4. take the chicken



viola
- Lex (19 Jul 2011)

he takes chicken then fox brings chicken back takes corn then takes chicken
- hena (12 Nov 2011)

1st take chicken
2nd take fox while your there take back chicken
3rd take seed leave chicken there when you take the seed
4th get chicken i neww this one <<<<<<<< that is deffo the right answer
- saffy (29 Nov 2011)

1. Chicken
2. Fox
- takes back chicken
3. Corn
4. Chicken
Pls tell me if this works!!!!!!!!!!!
- Tachima (29 Oct 2012)

The real question is,
what would I need fox for?
- Galbadious (28 May 2013)

take the chicken across first. then go back to bring the corn across. take the chicken back across with you pick up the corn to bring it across but leave the chicken. then go back for the chicken and bring it across.

- sophia lawrence (30 Jun 2014)

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