A sheep, a cabbage and a wolf

A sheep, a cabbage and a wolf

A man is travelling with a sheep, a cabbage and a wolf – why he is travelling with such a strange assortment, I really don’t know.

Anyway, they arrive at a river, which is too deep to wade across and too wide to swim across so he has a problem to continue his journey with a sheep, a cabbage and a wolf.

The man notices a small boat tied to the river bank, but it is too small for them all to fit into in one go, but large enough to safely row to the other side of the river.

The problem is that if he rows across with the wolf first, the sheep will eat the cabbage, if he rows across with the cabbage, the wolf will eat the sheep.

How can he safely cross the river with all his things intact?

[spoiler title=”Solution”]The man takes the sheep across to the other side then rows back. He then takes the cabbage across and rows back with the sheep. He then takes the wolf across and leaves it with the cabbage, rows back then picks up the sheep and they are all cross the river safely[/spoiler]

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