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She-goat, Wolf and Cabbage


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#61 smiley21

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:44 PM

First you take the goat across the lake and leave her there. Then you go back and get the wolf and take him across the lake. Do not leave the goat there with the wolf because of course he will eat her. So you bring her back across the lake. This time you leave her and take the cabbage across the lake. So if you are following you will have the wolf and the cabbage on one side and the goat at the beggining. So then you go back for the goat. And bring her across. And now you have all three across and no one is going to get eaten. But it makes you wonder why are you buying a wolf.
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#62 kemeigen

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

the farmer can throw the cabbage to the other side and then take the wolf, then go back for the goat. Or i think cabbage floats in water so he could always float it across the river. But i get the actual answer too, but wow, inefficient!
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#63 c ara 73

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:46 AM

The farmer takes the she-goat across the river. He returns and takes the wolf across the river. He takes the she-goat back with him leaving her on the first side of the river. He takes the cabbage and goes to the other side of the river leaving it with the wolf. He returns to the first side of the river and retrieves the she-goat. He returns to the other side of the river and goes home.
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#64 Joe_Sphinx

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:05 AM

This is very simple if I am not mistaken. The farmer should go as follow: Cabbage, Wolf and She-Goat. The cabbage is safe because the wolf is a carnivore. The She-Goat is safe from the wolf because the farmer brought her across last.
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#65 aminton

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:56 AM

the farmer takes the goat across first
returns and gets cabbage
leaves cabbage and takes goat back
leaves goat and picks up wolf
returns for goat
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#66 ashleykoska

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:13 AM

The farmer takes the goat across, then goes back alone. Picks up wolf, crosses, drops off wolf, brings goat back with him, then drops off goat, picks up cabbage, crosses, drops off cabbage. Crosses alone. Picks up goat and crosses. Everyone is across.
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#67 stephando

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:33 PM

Take the goat first as the wolf and cabbage can be left alone
then go back and get the wolf
take the wolf over next and return with the goat
now leave the goat on the first land and get the cabbage
take to cabbage over to the wolf
then go back and get the goat.
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#68 jacob2008

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:40 PM

1. goat
go back
2. get wolf
3. bring back goat
4. bring cabbage
go back
5. bring goat
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#69 biodreamer

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:19 PM

This is a simple puzzle -

Take She-goat and drop off on other side
Take Wolf, drop off on other side, and take She-goat back
Drop off She-goat and take cabbage over to wolf
Go back and pick up she-goat.

The Japanese job interview river crossing puzzle was harder. Should try that one if you think this is too easy.
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#70 brainwave

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:52 AM

So the farmer will make the first trip taking the she-goat with him and cross the river and leave the she-goat there and he comes back alone.
The second trip he takes the wolf and leave him at the other end and gets the she-goat back with him.
The third trip he leaves the she-goat at the original point and takes the cabbage and leaves it at the other end with the wolf, and he returns alone.
The final trip he will make is to get the she-goat with him to cross the river.
So finally everyone is safe and sound on the other end of the river.
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