Thinking puzzle

The farmer and the river


A farmer has to get a sack of corn, a chicken, and a fox across a river.
He is only able to bring one of the above items along with him at a time.
If he leaves the fox alone with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken.
If he leaves the chicken along with the corn sack, then the chicken will eat the corn sack.
How does the farmer get all 3 items across safely?

Be the first to email your answer to Mr Goacher and you will get 3 house points.

  1. Take the chicken across
  2. Next take the fox but return with the chicken
  3. Swap the chicken for the corn and take this across
  4. Then return to fetch the chicken
Well done to Ben Humphries in Year 8 and Ciaran Smith in Year 7 who were the first to answer correctly- 3 house points each.