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Question: A man has a wolf, a goat, and a cabbage. He must cross a river with the two animals and the cabbage. There is a small rowing-boat, in which he can take only one thing with him at a time. If, however, the wolf and the goat are left alone, the wolf will eat the goat. If the goat and the cabbage are left alone, the goat will eat the cabbage. How can the man get across the river with the two animals and the cabbage?

Answer: There are two solutions: First, the man takes the goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Then he goes back. Next, he takes the wolf across. Then the man goes back, taking the goat with him. After this, he takes the cabbage across. Then he goes back again, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Finally, he takes the goat across. First, the man takes the goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Then he goes back. Next, he takes the cabbage across. Then the man goes back, taking the goat with him. After this, he takes the wolf across. Then he goes back again, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Finally, he takes the goat across. .



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Question: A man has a wolf, a goat, and a cabbage. He must cross a river with the two animals and the cabbage. There is a small rowing-boat, in which he can take only one thing with him at a time. If, however, the wolf and the goat are left alone, the wolf will eat the goat. If the goat and the cabbage are left alone, the goat will eat the cabbage. How can the man get across the river with the two animals and the cabbage?
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There are two solutions: First, the man takes the goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Then he goes back. Next, he takes the wolf across. Then the man goes back, taking the goat with him. After this, he takes the cabbage across. Then he goes back again, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Finally, he takes the goat across. First, the man takes the goat across, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Then he goes back. Next, he takes the cabbage across. Then the man goes back, taking the goat with him. After this, he takes the wolf across. Then he goes back again, leaving the wolf with the cabbage. Finally, he takes the goat across. . Source: CoolInterview.com


step 1 : man get goat with him and leave across the river and he returns.
step 2 : man get cabbage with him and leave across the river and get back goat in the boat.Then he returns.
Step 3 : now man get wolf on boat by leaving goat in sourceplace and leave wolf across the river.then he returns
step 4 : atlast man get goat and leave across the river.

THAT'S SOLVED.
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Answered by: prakash | Date: 2/26/2009 | Contact prakash Contact prakash

The man will first take the wolf across.Then he will take the cabbage across.Later he will come back for the goat.Thus the wolf cannot harm the goat and the goat cannot eat the cabbage as the man will be present along with the animals and the cabbage. Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Darsini | Date: 6/9/2009 | Contact Darsini Contact Darsini

First the man takes the cabbage across and comes back.He then takes the wolf and comes back for the goat. Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: pradnya shah | Date: 7/10/2009 | Contact pradnya shah Contact pradnya shah

1)first man takes the goat across 2)second time he takes the wolf across and live it there and take goat from there
3)thirdly leaves goat and takes the cabbage
4)finally he takes the goat Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: kranthi | Date: 12/25/2009 | Contact kranthi Contact kranthi

1) First man takes goat withi him. leaving wolf and cabbage on this side which is fine.
2) Man comes this side of river and takes Wolf with him and leaves it on the other side. He brings goat with him on returning to this side of river. this leaves only wolf on the other side
3) Now we have goat and cabbage on this side. So, obviously man will take cabbage with him because wolf is on the other side.
4) Now at last he takes goat with him on the other side Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Hitesh Gawhade | Date: 3/5/2010 | Contact Hitesh Gawhade Contact Hitesh Gawhade

1)firstly take goat across, then come back
2) then take wolf across and bring back goat with him
3)then take cabbage across and come back
4) then finally take goat across. Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Vivek Gupta | Date: 4/12/2010 | Contact Vivek Gupta Contact Vivek Gupta

The man takes the goat first, then comes back n take the cabbage and bring the goat back. Now he takes the wolf and comes back and take the goat again. Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: Raj | Date: 4/19/2010 | Contact Raj Contact Raj

first he can take the goat from starting side to destination.

next the wolf can be taken to the destination and in turn can bring the goat again to starting side.

third he can bring the cabbage to destination leaving the goat.

Atlast the goat can be taken to the destination. Source: CoolInterview.com

Answered by: kavitha | Date: 9/1/2010 | Contact kavitha Contact kavitha


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