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Old 06-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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This is a 5th grade math problem.

. This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs.

If you’d like to try your logic skills, post your answer to the question below. I’ll post the correct answer this evening.


There are 7 girls in a bus.
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat there are 7 little cats.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus?


Good luck!



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Old 06-12-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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14. Never said anything about the bags or the cats being on the bus with them. Also didn't say anything about a driver. That being said to answer your first question, no I am not smarter than a fifth grader



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Old 06-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #3
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How many of them are amputees?

And there aren't going to be any legs on that bus as soon as PETA find out how many cats are being stuffed into backpacks and carts everyone off!

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14. Never said anything about the bags or the cats being on the bus with them. Also didn't say anything about a driver. That being said to answer your first question, no I am not smarter than a fifth grader
That is true, but if I was a 5th grader I would say 67,242 legs total. Since I am not, my question is how the hell are you gonna get 7 big cats in a damn backpack with 7 kittens apiece? That's a lot of cats crammed in small area.
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10,990 legs

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I am not smarter than a 5th Grader - but I have experience and that means that I can overcome my math deficiencies with BS.

My guess is:

EDIT: Was completely off and you guys convinced me. I be a moron....

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10990 + two for the driver?? 10992

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Stipulated items:

There is no bus driver.
The cats are on the bus with the girls
Two legs per girl and 4 per cat. If there is some obscure technical term for cat appendages, then *thppppppt*!!!!


Seven girls = 14 legs
Seven backpacks per girl = 49 backpacks= 0 legs (this is the catch I think!)
49 backpacks * 7 big cats=343 cats * 4 legs per cat = 1372 legs
7 little cats per big cat = 343*7=2401 little cats * 4 legs per cat = 9604 legs

14+0+1372+9604= 10990 legs

or 10992 with bus driver.
or 10994 with bus driver and creepy pedophile guy hiding in back
or 10996 with driver, pedophile, and crazy cat-lady

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10990 + two for the driver?? 10992
Same answer I cam up with. But maybe the bus was stopped and there was no driver, clearly we are talking hypothetical as a little girl can't carry 7 back packs with 56 cats in each.

anyone remember Die Hard 3

As I was going to St Ives

I met a man with seven wives

Every wife had seven sacks

Every sack had seven cats

Every cat had seven kittens

Kittens, cats, sacks, wives

How many were going to St Ives?
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Here's one for you Joe, are there 12 or 13 people and if you answer 12, where did the 13th. person go?

You got to wait for it.


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