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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 The chicken Comment 16 of 16 |
    First, the man takes the chicken across. Then, he goes back. Then, he takes the dog across. Then, he hurries up and brings the chicken back before the dog eats it. Then, he brings the grain across. Then, he goes back. Finally, he takes the chicken across.


      Posted by Math Man on 2017-11-01 21:11:38
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