## 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?

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"

James says
September 19, 2019 @ 18:20

First take the chicken then come back then take the grain up then grab the chicken then bring it back after that grab the fox take it up then come back for chicken take it up and it’s all at your farm

Mia says
November 9, 2019 @ 08:19

Take the chick across then go and get the grain take the chicken back to the other side grab the fox and then take the chicken

Gdyvfycch says
December 8, 2019 @ 09:04

Take the grain first then the fox and then the chicken

Anonymous says
December 13, 2019 @ 01:29

Take the chicken first, than go back to get the fox, and grab the chicken to go back, then leave the chicken and bring the grain over and go back to get the chicken.

stephanie catheine cavanaugh harrison says
January 4, 2020 @ 23:00

the chicken goes first and the fox and the con are fine togther ,then man grabs the fox and s=brings him over but since he can’t leave fox with chicken he takes the chicken back across, but then grabs the corn to take over with the fox so the chicken isn’t left with the corn..thus follows he then finishes by grabbing the chicken again lastly.

lilah says
March 27, 2020 @ 18:11

if you did what gdyvycch said you would leave the fox with the chicken I agree with mia.

Alivia says
August 20, 2020 @ 09:24

First take the chicken over then the fox then the grain.

Levi says
September 30, 2020 @ 11:11

So send the chicken over then the grain then bring back the chicken then gap the fox then go back grap the chicken and then you are all good

Michael says
February 8, 2021 @ 20:33

Take the chicken over. Come back and get the fox, but on the way over, net a duck from the river. Drop off the fox and feed it the duck, That’l keep it busy while you go back to get the grain.

Bob says
February 15, 2021 @ 20:06

My wife had a funny and easier solution than anyone…. 1) Take the chicken over and drop it off. 2). Go back and get the fox and throw it in the river (they can swim across the river beside your boat), and take the grain and paddle faster than the fox. The moral of this efficient answer… “Think outside the box….even if you work in a cubicle”….Bob F

Bryan says
March 6, 2021 @ 06:14

Take Chicken over 1stThen return for the Fox taking the chicken back leaving the Fox on its own,leaving the chicken on original side Take the grain Leaving Fox and grain on opposite side return for chicken job done
Or you could hang the chicken upside down on the sail of boat at the top out of reach from fox , and take , Fox, The turn for grain And let chicken down no animals killed chicken hung by its legs for 2 trips but still alive .

user says
March 28, 2021 @ 14:00

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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safwan says
July 22, 2021 @ 15:40

Take the chicken then take the grain but bring back the chicken and take the fox and finally take the chicken back.

Kevin says
January 15, 2022 @ 14:28

Eat the fox, piss on the grain and marry the chicken.

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