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

Kingsman9 says
March 3, 2019 @ 16:41

Shoot the fox and the chicken

Peter says
March 6, 2019 @ 16:54

Take the chicken across in the boat then get the fox take it across leave the fox but go back with the chicken! (only one in the boat) drop the chicken off (where it started and get the grain in the boat leave it with the fox and go back for the chicken. At no point did you leave chicken and fox or grain and chicken for me he should get a bigger boat

Jeff says
March 26, 2019 @ 23:20

Eat the chicken

Jason says
March 29, 2019 @ 05:14

Take the fox first, go back for the grain and take the chicken last. Simple.

David Tanner says
March 29, 2019 @ 17:16

Definitely build a fire, roast the chicken, make bread with the grain and try to domesticate the fox!

Alice. Fox says
March 29, 2019 @ 17:21

When you are first given the chicken and the fox to take across to the island are the chicken and the fox in cages because obviously if they weren’t the fox being a wild animal would escape. This is a stupid puzzle. I wouldn’t waste my brain on it. Why do you want to take them across to the island anyway? If I was forced to I’d take the chicken across first, then the grain so it would have something to eat. Then I’d set the fox free on the mainland.

Izz says
March 30, 2019 @ 15:56

I don’t know I’m not a genius…

Poppy says
April 1, 2019 @ 15:26

Take the chicken
. Go back for the fox.
Return for the grain taking the chicken back.
Leave the chicken.
Take the grain and return for the chicken.
Not very bright any of you!

Daragh Lonergan says
April 2, 2019 @ 15:34

Take the fox let the chicken eat the grain bring the fox back let it eat the chicken bring the fox across they’re all inside the fox


Kill the animals stuff them in the grain bag sail three quarters across throw the animals across onto a pillow and sail to the other side and put the grain on the second side

A dude who hates you says
April 5, 2019 @ 13:32

You kill the fox and eat the chicken with the corn.

Ayanna says
April 6, 2019 @ 08:13

Take the chicken first
Then take the grain and bring the chicken back. Leave the chicken and bring the fox then go back for the chicken.
Plus if you had a fox the fox would eat you!

Jeff63 says
April 7, 2019 @ 06:16

Take grain then fox then chicken

Emelia Knight says
April 10, 2019 @ 12:51

Get a bigger boat…

Sharpy says
April 13, 2019 @ 04:50

Teach them to swim. GCSE maths right here.

I'm a freaking nerd says
April 27, 2019 @ 23:41

Take chicken over, leave it there. Bring the grain and switch the chicken for the grain. Bring the chicken back and then switch the fox with the chicken. That will leave the fox and the grain on the other side. Then, bring the chicken over and move on with your life.

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