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Post by Grandad » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 am

I came across this puzzle painted on a 17th century jug, while watching an antiques program (to which I am addicted :lol: ) yesterday.

I think it is probably an old well known puzzle but it was first time for me, If you have not seen it before, have a go..

A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?
The answer is: Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!