A Fox and Two Chickens

A man is traveling with a fox and two chickens, if he leaves the fox alone with the chickens the fox will eat the chickens. He comes to a river and needs to cross it, he finds a small boat that can carry only him and one animal, how does he get himself, the fox and two chickens across the river safely?

Take the fox over, return with nothing. Go over with one chicken, return with the fox. Go over with the second chicken, return with nothing. Finally, take the fox over.

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9 Comments on "A Fox and Two Chickens"

Sophie says
March 24, 2015 @ 17:31

I mean put the fox on one side then the chicken then put the fox to the other side after that put be chicken with the other chicken and bring the fox

Sophie says
March 24, 2015 @ 17:33

Lol I just found out that you can see be answers

Amber says
December 7, 2015 @ 05:28

He takes over the fox first, cause the chickens won’t eat each other, then goes back for a chicken and crosses the river with one of the chickens. He then picks up the fox again, takes it back across the river, picks the other chicken up and takes across to the other chicken, then finally goes back and comes back with the fox.

Random says
August 17, 2016 @ 04:05

He takes the fox then a chicken then he takes the fox back and takes the other chicken across then gets the fox

GraceyCakes says
November 22, 2016 @ 18:44

Let’s say the fox is F, the chickens are C1 and C2, and the man is M. –> will mean back.

1: M/F
2: M –>
3: M/C1
4: M/F –>
5: M/C2
6: M –>
7: M/F

Ciara⚓️ says
April 19, 2017 @ 13:04

He will go over with the fox and return with nothing then he will go back to the chickens and bring one he will go to the other side of the river and return with the fox he will leave the fox there then bring the last chicken he will return with nothing lastley he will bring the fox

Paul says
April 9, 2019 @ 13:01

Fist take the fox over and tie to the tree,then go back and bring over a chichen at a time.lol.

Brainer says
December 13, 2019 @ 06:33

Buy livestocks insurance, then barbecue the chickens and blame the fox. Result: Money and a great Barbecue

Chris says
April 1, 2020 @ 00:53

This one is pretty obvious: First buy livestock insurance, then barbecue the chickens and blame the fox. Duh!

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