Here’s a brain teaser for all the riddle-lovers from our friends over at Popular Mechanics. Can you solve this head-scratcher without cheating?
A farmer lives on a small piece of land next to a river. One day the farmer travels across the water in his boat to a feed and supply store to purchase a fox, a chicken and a bag of corn. But when he returns to the boat with his goods, the farmer realizes he has a problem. The boat can only support him and one other item. If he leaves the fox with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken. If he leaves the chicken alone with the corn, the chicken will eat the corn. How can the farmer transport all three items across the river?
If you need a little help, here’s a tip: the chicken can’t be left alone with either item. If the chicken is left with the fox, it will be eaten. If the chicken is left with the corn, it will eat all the corn. How can the farmer transport the items without ever leaving the chicken alone with the fox or the corn?
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