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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.
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
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 ]