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Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:05pm

Joe96

Joe96

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You are a farmer trying to take your chicken, your fox, and your bag of grain across the river. You have a boat that will carry the farmer and one of the other three things. Basically, you can only take yourself and one other thing at a time. But, if you leave the grain with the chicken, the chicken will eat the grain. If you leave the fox with the chicken, the fox will eat it.
How do you get everything safely to the other side?


Oooo___MMM MMM _(a bad drawing of the farmer and the river)

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:11pm

holt24

holt24

1,179 posts

Um this is kinda eay. You take the chicken first and that solves everythin.

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:13pm

halogunner

halogunner

830 posts

yea make another riddle

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:26pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,302 posts

Um this is kinda eay. You take the chicken first and that solves everythin.


But then what do you take next; if you take the fox, the chicken dies, if you take the grain, then the chicken eats that.
 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:29pm

1337Player

1337Player

1,806 posts

Take the chicken, go back and take the grain, bring the grain to the other side while taking the chicken back, put the chicken down and bring the fox back, go back and bring the chicken. There.

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:32pm

locoace3

locoace3

15,642 posts

or you could just take the grain then the fox then the chicken or let the fox eat the chicken and your problem is solved

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 9:59pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,302 posts

or you could just take the grain then the fox then the chicken or let the fox eat the chicken and your problem is solved

one problem...
How do you get everything safely to the other side?
 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 10:00pm

locoace3

locoace3

15,642 posts

grain fox and chicken i just said so yeah try and make another harder one

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 10:05pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

26,719 posts

1. Take chicken across river to Side 2.
2. Come back and take the grain across the river to Side 2, then get the chicken from Side 2.
3. Bring chicken back to Side 1 and take the fox across to Side 2.
4. Go back to Side 1, get chicken, bring chicken back to Side 2.
Orr.....
1. Shell out and stop being such a cheapskate. Buy a ferry instead of a little skiff.

 

Posted Sep 14, '10 at 10:06pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

26,719 posts

grain fox and chicken i just said so yeah try and make another harder one

Wouldn't the fox eat the chicken?