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A Fox, Chicken and Sack of Grain

You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. 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?

Fox and (little) chicken

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. Finally, go back over and get the chicken and bring it over.

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62 Comments on "A Fox, Chicken and Sack of Grain"

Dan says
February 11, 2017 @ 08:35

In the picture is a shed/barn, take the chicken across put it in the barn then go back for either the Fox or grain bring backin either order. The answer was 7 trips I think, now by doing that you cross the river 5 times. No need to cross the river with the same thing twice

Bob says
February 25, 2017 @ 07:46

You take the duck then you take the corn then you take the duck back so it dosn ‘t eat the corn then you take the fox then you take the duck back. you do this because;

-The fox will eat the duck if left alone
-The duck will eat the corn if left alone
-The fox won’t eat the corn.

Ciara⚓️ says
April 19, 2017 @ 13:01

Bring the chicken from side a to side b
Next he will take the fox from side a to side b He will then take the chicken back to side a Then take the grain to side b from side a lastly he will go back and get the chicken

Jerry says
July 11, 2017 @ 10:50

you take the chicken across, then the fox and bring back the chicken, take the grain, go back get the chicken take him across, then continue whatever you were planning on doing.

Shelby says
October 12, 2017 @ 16:28

Take the fox over first. Then take the grain. THEN take the chicken. DONE ♥

Shelby says
October 12, 2017 @ 16:30

oops i messed up…. I meant to say take the grain then take the fox then take then chicken! xD

Mark says
February 23, 2018 @ 16:00

Neck the chicken boot the fox into the river and leave the grain who wants that rubbish then go into your log cabin drinking beer and getting wasted

Mark says
February 23, 2018 @ 16:01

Or just advertise all 3 on eBay and take anything just to get rid of them

Simples says
March 14, 2018 @ 15:25

Always carry some string or zip ties. Or follow the advice of the guy who suggested getting wasted in the log cabin.

Woodstock says
April 28, 2018 @ 12:18

What would a farmer want a fox for anyway?

jerry says
May 13, 2018 @ 06:11

why not take corn,then take fox,then take chicken

Dan says
May 13, 2018 @ 08:02

Because the fox would eat the chicken.

Lee says
July 3, 2018 @ 14:45

First take the chicken, leaving the Fox with the grain. Then take the grain, leaving the Fox. Then lastly take the grain. Making all things safe on the way

Ron says
July 8, 2018 @ 01:27

Lee, you nincompoop! When you leave the chicken and the grain on side two to go get the fox, the chicken will eat the grain!

Philip says
July 8, 2018 @ 06:32

Take chicken.
Grab the fox next but come back with the chicken.
Grab the grain but leave chicken.
Come back for the chicken

Ellen says
August 7, 2018 @ 09:56

Or Take the fox over then come back, then take the grain and come back, then take the chicken and hes done

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