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How a hen, a fox and some corn can cross a river?

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A man has to take a hen, a fox, and some corn across a river. He can only take one thing across at a time. Unless the man is present the fox will eat the hen and the hen eat the corn. How is it done?

posted Mar 6, 2014 by Vikas Upadhyay

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First man will carry Hen with him and come back to take the Corn with him, and after that he will come back with the Hen and then he will carry the Fox with him and after that he will come back to carry Hen.

answer Mar 10, 2014 by Shatark Bajpai
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Take the fox and the corn and come back for the hen

answer May 11, 2015 by Ben Gichuhi
he can take only one thing at a time



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