BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers

# She-goat, Wolf and Cabbage

## Recommended Posts

can you take the she-goat across first, leaving the wolf and the cabbage behind. then pick up the cabbage and take it across. when you go back for the wolf take the she-goat back across the river with you and drop her off on the original side. then take the wolf across. leaving it on the side of the river you want to go to with the cabbage then go back for the she-goat and take her across. it is the only way i can see it working and it took me ages and a pen and paper to figure it out?

• Replies 133
• Created

#### Popular Days

all in one crossing: have the wolf and she-goat swim across(one on each side of the boat) and have the farmer in the boat with the cabbage. Done

##### Share on other sites

1> goat will go

2> then cabbage will go and goat will return

3> wolf will go

4> come back and take goat

##### Share on other sites

It's a puzzle folks;there's no trick to it, or error in it's premise. Just a solution to be worked out.

It will take some loadIt will take some loading and unloading, but the farmer can keep all his purchases safe thusly:

On the first trip he takes the she-goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage on the market side of the river.

He then returns to the market side of the river and picks up the wolf, leaving only the cabbage there. He takes the wolf across the river toward his home. He drops the wolf there, but loads the she-goat back onto the boat and returns it back to the market side of the river. There he exchanges the goat for the cabbage, and ferries the cabbage across the river to leave it once again with the wolf.

Then he goes back and picks up the she-goat. One last crossing leaves the goat well travelled, but all the farmer's purchases intact.ing and unloading, but the farmer can keep all his purchases safe thusly:

On the first trip he takes the she-goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage on the market side of the river.

He then returns to the market side of the river and picks up the wolf, leaving only the cabbage there. He takes the wolf across the river toward his home. He drops the wolf there, but loads the she-goat back onto the boat and returns it back to the market side of the river. There he exchanges the goat for the cabbage, and ferries the cabbage across the river to leave it once again with the wolf.

Then he goes back and picks up the she-goat. One last crossing leaves the goat well travelled, but all the farmer's purchases intact.

##### Share on other sites

• 2 weeks later...

Easy enough: He takes the she goat over, goes back and takes the cabbage with him for the second crossing. When he gets to the other side, he off-loads the cabbage and reloads the goat, taking it back to the original side. He then off-loads the goat, takes the wolf to the other side, returns and gets the goat for the final leg, et voila.

##### Share on other sites

Forget all your "logic" about weight and you have one possible soluion that never leaves the wolf with the goat or the goat with the cabbage:

1. take the goat to side B (the wolf isn't interersted in the cabbage)

2. go back to side A and bring the wolf to side B

3. bring the goat back to side A and return to side B with the cabbage, leave the goat on side A

4. return to side A and bring the goat back to side B

That should do it!

##### Share on other sites

well couldnt you do this-

1-shegoat

2-

wait now i get it!!! what if u train the wolf to guard the cabbage?

##### Share on other sites

no u see u cant do not one thing any body had said. let me break it down (boat) 1 item not wolk cab, not goat and wimming,what ever . you first take the goat to the other side go back and get the cab,and then drop off the cab, and get the goat, then you drop off the goat pick up the wolf , drop off the wolf and then go get the goat hahahahahahahahahahahahah

##### Share on other sites

why dont you throw the cabbage across so you dont leave the goat and sheep alone, then take the wolf across then take the sheep?

##### Share on other sites

Leave the wolf with the cabbage.Then take the goat wtih you.

THen take the wolf. THen take then cabbage.

##### Share on other sites

Heh... Throw the cabbage across.. make the goat swim to go get it, row the wolf across!

##### Share on other sites

Um why would you buy a goat and a wolf?!

##### Share on other sites

what if this wolves a vegetarian?

##### Share on other sites

this is quite easy its the same as the chicken the fox and the grain riddle

first you take the she-goat then you return and grab the wolf take the wolf acros, grab the goat drop it off, then head back grab the cabage take it across and the return and grab the she-goat

##### Share on other sites

You take the goat first because the wolf wont eat the cabbage. Then you bring over the cabbage leave it and pick back up the goat. Then go back over and drop off the goat and pick up the wolf. Then you drop off the wolf go back and pick up the cabbage. It doesnt say how many times you can cross

##### Share on other sites

She-Goat to side B

Cabbage to side A

She-goat back to side A

Wolf to side B

She goat back to side B

##### Share on other sites

• 2 weeks later...

do it like this:

1. take she-goat to Side B

2. then come back to take cabbage from A to B

3. but take she-goat back to B while he goes back to pick up Wolf from A to B, and leave she-goat at A.

4. finally come back to pick up she-goat from A to B

##### Share on other sites

• 2 weeks later...

Basically, the cabbage and wolf have to be together at all time.

1) take she-goat across

2) go back and get cabbage

3) put cabbage on other side and bring back the goat.

4) leave goat on the first side of the river

5) bring the wolf to the cabbage on other side

6) go back and get the darn goat

.. and done!

6 trips total.. eww

##### Share on other sites

Yes, this is an ancient puzzle, but it is so fun...

First you take the goat across, then either the wolf or the cabbage, then you bring the goat back. Then you take the cabbage or wolf (whichever you didn't take the first time), and at last you go back and take the goat with you a third time...

So you need to cross the river 7 times, 2 times of which with an empty boat, and the she-goat is transported 3 times...

So it may not be practical, but that's not what puzzles are about, right?

BoilingOil

##### Share on other sites

1. Take the she-goat to the other side

2. Take the cabbage to the other side and return with the she goat to original location

3. Leave the she-goat at original location and take to wolf to the other side

4. Get the she-goat and take her to the other side

##### Share on other sites

1) Take the goat over to side B

2) Bring the cabbage over tio side B

3) Bring goat back to other side (Side A)

4) Bring wolf over to side B

4) Finally, go back and get goat and bring back

All done and all in tackt

##### Share on other sites

First you take the she-goat over then you come back then take the wolf over the she-goat rides back with the old man then he takes the cabbage over then he comes back for the she-goat

##### Share on other sites

FIRST SHE-GOAT WILL BE TAKEN ALONG LEAVING BEHIND WOLF AND CABBAGE,NEXT WOLF WILL BE TAKEN LEFT ON THE OTHERSIDE AND

SHE-GOAT WILL BE BROUGHT BACK,NEXT CABBAGE WILL BE TAKEN

LEAVING BEHIND THE SHE-GOAT AND FINALLY SHE-GOAT WILL

BE TAKEN.

##### Share on other sites

why don't they just walk over the bridge?

##### Share on other sites

or you could just build a bridge

##### Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
• ### Recently Browsing   0 members

• No registered users viewing this page.

×

• #### Activity

• Riddles
×
• Create New...