Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Fox, A Sheep, and A Sack of Hay

A farmer is travelling with a fox, a sheep and a small sack of hay. He comes to a river with a small boat in it. The boat can only support the farmer and one other animal/item. If the farmer leaves the fox alone with the sheep, the fox will eat the sheep. And if the farmer leaves the sheep alone with the hay, the sheep will eat the hay.

How can the farmer get all three as well as himself safely across the river?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Take the sheep across. Then go back and take the fox across. Take the sheep with you, and then exchange him for the hay and take the hay over. Then take the sheep over.