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Tag: Can the chicken eat the Fox or grain first

a farmer needs to take a fox a chicken

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Answered A farmer needs to take a fox, a chicken, and a sack of grainacross a river. The only way across the river is by a small boat, which can only hold the farmer and one of the three items. Left unsupervised, the chicken will eat the grain, and the fox will eat the chicken.

What should the farmer do with the Fox and the chicken?

If he takes the fox first, then the chicken will eat the grain. So what should the farmer do? The most frequent initial answer to this is to take the chicken first to the other side. However, when he goes back to take either the fox or the grain to the other side…he cannot leave the chicken with either the fox or the grain.

Can the chicken eat the Fox or grain first?

If he takes the fox first, then the chicken will eat the grain. The most frequent initial answer to this is to take the chicken first to the other side. However, when he goes back to take either the fox or the grain to the other side…he cannot leave the chicken with either the fox or the grain. And this is the head-scratching moment of this puzzle.

How do you get the Fox and the chicken to fight?

Well, here’s the answer! Take the chicken over first. Go back and bring the grain next, but instead of leaving the chicken with the grain, come back with the chicken. Leave the chicken on the first side and take the fox with you. Leave it on the other side with the grain.

What happens if you leave the Fox with the chicken?

If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely? It’s a tricky one, right?

So what should the farmer do?

The most frequent initial answer to this is to take the chicken first to the other side. However, when he goes back to take either the fox or the grain to the other side…he cannot leave the chicken with either the fox or the grain.

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