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Boat question:
« on: May 03, 2011, 04:17:19 am »
A man went to market & bought :
 a cow ,
a large pile of grass
 & a tiger


And the man can take only one item/object with him in a boat to cross to the other side of a river
(i.e either the cow/tiger/pile of grass)per round

The man need to cross the river & wants all the animals on the other side of the bank , & it is not possible to take more than 1 animal/ grass pile @ a time.

Question is How is he going to take all the animals + grass pile( as it was when bought from the market) to the other side??

It should be noted however, that if the man is not there:

The tiger may eat the Cow/ Cow may eat the grass

« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 06:04:03 am by Dasith »
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 07:32:19 am »
First take the tiger to the other side of the river

Then take the pile of grass to the other side of the river (tiger won't eat grass)

Then come back and take the cow to the other side of the river. (the man is present, so no eating)

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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:12:58 am »
First take the tiger to the other side of the river

Then take the pile of grass to the other side of the river (tiger won't eat grass)

Then come back and take the cow to the other side of the river. (the man is present, so no eating)

The cow won't eat the grass?  :-\
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:31:40 am »
The cow won't eat the grass?  :-\

No, because the man will be present on the other side. ;)

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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 08:56:51 am »
No, because the man will be present on the other side. ;)

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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 09:01:38 am »
With?

With the tiger, cow and large pile of grass.

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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 09:04:29 am »
First take the tiger to the other side of the river

Won't the cow and grass be together when the man is taking the tiger to the other side?
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 09:24:42 am »
first take cow 2 the other side
then come bak and take the grass 2 the other side
and bring cow bak
then take tiger 2 the other side
and then go bak and get cow
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 09:31:14 am »
first take cow 2 the other side
then come bak and take the grass 2 the other side
and bring cow bak
then take tiger 2 the other side
and then go bak and get cow
:D

yeaa, u r rite !!

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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 09:34:10 am »
First take the tiger to the other side of the river

Then take the pile of grass to the other side of the river (tiger won't eat grass)

Then come back and take the cow to the other side of the river. (the man is present, so no eating)

i think iluvme answered y u r ans was wrong :)
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 09:40:34 am »
I got another question,

Theres a bridge made of wood which is very old(and a very long one) , in some places in the bride some planks are missing. below the bridge is a river , and in the river is a boat which is right under the bridge .At the same moment a hen goes walks on to the bridge hoping to cross to the other side, suddenly it wants to lay & egg :O !!
it lays the egg , Where does it fall ??
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 09:45:57 am »
^ On the bridge.


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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 09:53:24 am »
think again!! :D
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 10:50:26 am »
the egg will fall off the bridge and in to the water, since the boat can't be as long as the bridge.
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Re: Boat question:
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2011, 11:05:06 am »
the egg will fall off the bridge and in to the water, since the boat can't be as long as the bridge.

nope ! :D
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