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    How Many Legs?

    This is a 5th grade math problem.

    it is not a trick question.. This is a real maths problem so don't say that a bus has no legs. The bus driver is not part of the equation.

    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 on the bus?

    I'll post the answer Tomorrow

    (Hmm.. no suitable Prefix..)

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    Got this in an email a few weeks ago - devilish!

    I'll keep schtum for now.

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    Right, here goes:

    (7x7)+7 =56 Cats per bag

    56x7 = 392 Cats per girl

    392x7 = 2744 Total Cats

    2744x4 = 10976 Cat Legs

    10976+(2x7) = 10990 total legs

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    BTW: No giving clues as to whether anyone is right or wrong :P

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    Does the RSPCA know these cats are being kept in rucksacks?

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    I wanna know where i can get a bag that big...

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    I like cats

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    No you don't !

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    actually your right I dont. I prefer badgers. Much more friendly.

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    Me neither....Badgers be the way forward...

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    Grrr can we stop the hijacking please :P

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    7 girls, 7 backpacks = 49 backpacks
    49 x 7 big cats = 343 big cats
    343 x 7 little cats = 2401 little cats
    (2401 + 343) * 4 legs = 10976 legs
    7 girls, 2 legs = 14 legs
    10976 + 14 = 10990 legs

    So 10,990 legs.

    (Course, you did say "How many legs are there on the bus", technically the cats legs aren't ON the bus, because they're in a backpack..., only the girls legs are... but since you said it wasn't a trick :P )

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    I reckon 10990

    Edit - unless they left their backpacks somewhere else!
    Last edited by Elky; 10th April 2008 at 12:21 PM.

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    Yup i think 10990 too

    224 legs in 1 Bag
    224 x 7 bags x 7 girls = 10,976
    10,976 + (7 girls x 2 legs) = 10,990

    Go on then tell me im an idiot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark80 View Post
    Yup i think 10990 too

    224 legs in 1 Bag
    224 x 7 bags x 7 girls = 10,976
    10,976 + (7 girls x 2 legs) = 10,990

    Go on then tell me im an idiot lol
    You're an idiot :P


    well you did ask me to tell you!!

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