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Old man - older problem (Posted on 2002-06-28) Difficulty: 2 of 5
(Hopefully this one hasn't been posted it's a really old one I think don't post a solution if you ALREADY know the answer I haven't posted the solution cause I want people to actually try and not just look at the question then giveup right away.)

An old man has a boat and needs to cross the river, the problem is he has three things he needs to get across the river a chicken, a dog, and a sack of grain. He has three problems:

  • His boat can only support himself and one item,
  • The dog can't be left with the chicken, and
  • The chicken can't be left with the grain.

    How does he get across with all three items intact?

  • See The Solution Submitted by qball    
    Rating: 3.2353 (17 votes)

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    solution | Comment 15 of 16 |

    let Man,  Chicken, Dog & Grain be M C D G respectively then he will cross in the following sequence

    MCDG           ----

    DG                MC

    MDG               C

    G                  MDC

    MCG              D

    C                   MGD

    MC                 GD

    ----                 MCGD

    or

    MCDG            ----

    DG                MC

    MDG               C

    D                   MCG

    MCD                G

    C                  MDG

    MC                DG

    ----               MCDG

     


      Posted by salil on 2006-02-25 12:53:24
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