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She-goat, Wolf and Cabbage


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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:17 AM

She-goat, Wolf and Cabbage - Back to the River Crossing Puzzles
A farmer returns from the market, where he bought a she-goat, a cabbage and a wolf (what a crazy market :-). On the way home he must cross a river. His boat is small and won’t fit more than one of his purchases. He cannot leave the she-goat alone with the cabbage (because the she-goat would eat it), nor he can leave the she-goat alone with the wolf (because the she-goat would be eaten).
How can the farmer get everything on the other side?

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#2 Logic Master

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:13 AM

Can't you just take the wolf and the cabbage over together, the cannage does not wiegh much and does not take up any space so you can take them over together then go back and take the goat.
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:36 PM

Can't you just take the wolf and the cabbage over together, the cannage does not wiegh much and does not take up any space so you can take them over together then go back and take the goat.




GRRRRRR.. The point is not the weight of the cabbage. It is a Puzzle. It is designed to see if you can problem SOLVE, not problem CREATE..lmao Yes the cabbage is light and ofcoarse you could manage it on a boat, but if that was the case there would be no puzzle to solve..
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#4 artune

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:31 PM

why not same time unloading and loading and just take the wolf or cabbage. go back and kick one of the previous two you didn't before. go back and get the goat.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 04:56 AM

How about you take them in this order...
1. Wolf (He will be bored and lonely by himself while you make another trip)
2. Cabbage (Wolf wont eat the cabbage, apparently he likes she-goats)
3. She-Goat (Last trip, you will be there so nobody eats anything!)
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#6 perogi

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:47 AM

How about you take them in this order...
1. Wolf (He will be bored and lonely by himself while you make another trip)
2. Cabbage (Wolf wont eat the cabbage, apparently he likes she-goats)
3. She-Goat (Last trip, you will be there so nobody eats anything!)




If you take the wolf first, the She-goat will eat the cabbage.

Game over.
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#7 larryhl

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:32 PM

another classic! this was the first river crossing puzzle i ever did in my life. =P
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#8 slasecki

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:35 AM

Thinking outside the box (or the boat as it may be). Put the wolf and the cabbage into the boat. Get in the water and swim with it as you push the little thing across the water. Drop off the wolf and the cabbage, put your wet body into the boat and go pick up the she-goat. No one said that the farmer had to get into the boat too or that he couldn't swim.
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

this is my approach guys:

wolf+cab to B
takes wolf back to A
leaves wolf, takes sheep over to B
takes cabbage back to A
wolf+cab to B
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#10 kbillingsley

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

It said his boat is only to take one thing at a time so everything will be fine.
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