Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tricky Tuesday

A farmer is taking a fox, a chicken, and a bushel of corn to the market. On his way, there is a river he has to cross. He can only fit himself and one other in his row boat. He can't leave the fox and the chicken together, or the fox will eat the chicken. He also can't leave the chicken and the corn together, or the chicken will eat the corn. How can he get everything across and make it to the market with everything he started with?

If you can't figure it out, check back later this week for the Solution.


Anonymous said...

I know!! the farmer should take the bridge!!!!

Bree said...

Haha. Nice try, but there isn't a bridge. His little boat is the only way to cross.

And he will cross the river in his boat.

And he will only take one other thing at a time with him.

And everything (the fox, the chicken, and the corn) will cross in the boat with him, but one at a time, of course.

Here's a hint:
Sometimes to reach your goal, you may have to take a step backwards to move forwards.