You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across safely?

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  1. I will take the chicken across first while keeping fox and grains left behind. Since fox cannot eat grain hence condition of the question is satisfied. I will then come back and take the grain with me. on the way back I will leave grain across the river and bring chicken back. In the next turn, I will take fox to the other bank of the river leaving behind chicken. Now fox and grains are across the river posing no trouble. I will then come back again and take the chicken across the river. Done without harming anybody!

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