Main Fox Chicken Grain Puzzle Discussion

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TMS1
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03:14:05 PM Jan 14th 2011
Couldn't the puzzle be easily solved in five steps?

1. Take the grain across. 2. Take the boat back empty. 3. Take the fox across. 4. Take the boat back empty. 5. Take the chicken across.
TMS1
06:43:03 PM Jan 14th 2011
Just remembered why that doesn't work. Nevermind.
MikeRosoft
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11:34:38 AM Nov 20th 2010
When I first heard the puzzle as a kid, I suggested the following solution: first the farmer takes the goat and cabbage at once, and while he's busy rowing, the goat will eat the cabbage; then he returns for the wolf and throws it out of the boat in the middle of the river.
Scuzgob
12:03:21 PM Dec 6th 2010
My solution was to beat the fox until it was unconscious
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