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Aryan Khan
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Post your answers here......
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There's a bus with 7 girls

Each girl carries 7 bags

Each bag carries 7 big cats

Each big cat carries 7 smaller cats

(All the cats have 4 legs)

Question: how many legs are on the bus?
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Aryan
 
dhwani mathur
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Hi thr

my answer is





let me know if m right..............
 
Peter van de Riet
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Originally posted by dhwani mathur:
Hi thr
my answer is

let me know if m right..............


I think you made a typo, my answer is 10990.
 
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Funny i get 10992
 
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One of the above is right...-- ...
Others keep trying
 
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Originally posted by Peter van de Riet:


I think you made a typo, my answer is 10990.
That's what I get.

(7 girls * 2 legs/girl)

plus

(7 girls * 7 bags/girl * 7 bigCats/bag * 4 legs/bigCat)

plus

(7 girls * 7 bags/girl * 7 bigCats/bag * 7 smallCats/bigCat * 4 legs/smallCat)
[ December 31, 2007: Message edited by: Frank Silbermann ]
 
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and the bus driver?
 
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Originally posted by Steve Fahlbusch:
and the bus driver?

the original problem never states that there is a bus driver. Perhaps one of the seven girls IS the bus driver. Or perhaps there is a security guard, a ASPCA representative, or 100 cockroaches on the bus as well. If you want to start making assumptions, go ahead, but i'd stick with what the original problem states as facts, and stop there.
 
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Well, the original problem also doesn't mention that the girls have two legs apiece. That seems obvious, but the problem did state that each cat has four legs, which seems equally obvious. The omission seems odd. For all we know, some of the girls could be amputees.

[Fred]: Perhaps one of the seven girls IS the bus driver.

Each girl already has 392 cats to deal with, and now one is expected to drive as well?
[ December 31, 2007: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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What about the seats on the bus? Do they not have legs too! This unreasonable prejudice against seats has got to stop!
 
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A bus doesn't have any legs.

But if you wanted to know how many total legs on all the cats that happen to also be in the bus then that is

7*7*7*4 for the big cats
7*7*7*7*4 for the smaller cats
=

10976

Mark
 
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Hi,

Mark why you left out the 14 gals

My answer 14 legs....who cares for the cats, driver or bus.

Aryan
 
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