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SkiDog
01-15-2008, 07:50 PM
> ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?
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> There are 7 girls on 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?


This is a real math problem. Lets see just how many get it right.

shepherd
01-15-2008, 08:02 PM
I don't know. Who else is on the bus?

SkiDog
01-15-2008, 08:05 PM
I don't know. Who else is on the bus?
Come on people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RexDog1
01-15-2008, 08:08 PM
PM at you!!!!:rolleyes: am i right?

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 08:12 PM
1806.......

TMCNo1
01-15-2008, 08:15 PM
2760 and I'm sticking to it!

OhioProstar
01-15-2008, 08:17 PM
9618 ??????

RexDog1
01-15-2008, 08:18 PM
210 ??????

is he on the bus?:rolleyes: :D

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 08:18 PM
Lol!!!!!!..

sdesmond
01-15-2008, 08:23 PM
Ill give it a whirl 10990

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 08:23 PM
Oh no I have miscalculated......can I change my answer?

TMCNo1
01-15-2008, 08:24 PM
is he on the bus?:rolleyes: :D

He's looking for Ric at the cat fight!:rolleyes:

RexDog1
01-15-2008, 08:24 PM
Ill give it a whirl 10990 + the bus driver:rolleyes:

Ric
01-15-2008, 08:25 PM
Ill give it a whirl 10990 I too chose this answer

M-Funf
01-15-2008, 08:25 PM
2403? .

RexDog1
01-15-2008, 08:26 PM
He's looking for Ric at the cat fight!:rolleyes:
Like we need more of them:rolleyes:

sdesmond
01-15-2008, 08:27 PM
+ the bus driver:rolleyes:


I considered the bus driver but he wasnt mentioned. That is why I didnt include him in my calculations.

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 08:31 PM
12558 is my final answer.....my wife got 10990

M-Funf
01-15-2008, 08:32 PM
I considered the bus driver but he wasnt mentioned. That is why I didnt include him in my calculations.

If there's no bus driver, the number is 38416 ?

mcdoon
01-15-2008, 08:37 PM
10990 has got to be right!

mcdoon
01-15-2008, 08:41 PM
7 x 2 = 14 total legs for girls
7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 1372 total legs for big cats
7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 9604 total legs for little cats
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10990

My teacher always told me to show my work.

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 08:46 PM
224 little legs per pack
32 big legs per pack 224+32=256
256 legs per pack x 7 packs=1792
1792 + 2 legs per girl = 1794
So each girl including herself has a total of 1794 x 7 girls =12558

wakolman
01-15-2008, 08:46 PM
72-------------------

Oops. 10990. Or 10992 with bus driver.

Plymouth Family Guy
01-15-2008, 08:56 PM
As a tax accountant, my normal answer to questions like these is "what do you want the number to be?" ;) However, I think the answer is 10,990.

SkiDog
01-15-2008, 09:09 PM
So far, a few of you are right! Congrats!

Ric
01-15-2008, 09:10 PM
224 little legs per pack
32 big legs per pack 224+32=256
256 legs per pack x 7 packs=1792
1792 + 2 legs per girl = 1794
So each girl including herself has a total of 1794 x 7 girls =12558 good job skidog, I had no idea there'd be THIS many different answers! 8p

"I know......let's have a spellin contest"

SkiDog
01-15-2008, 09:32 PM
No bus driver was mentioned. 10990. Congrats to Plymouth Familyguy, Ric,Mcdoon(the accountant),& Sdesmond!:headbang: :dance: :worthy:

7 x 2 = 14 total legs for girls
7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 1372 total legs for big cats
7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 9604 total legs for little cats
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10990

Mag_Red
01-15-2008, 09:39 PM
well lets see...............impossible to tell from the information provided. The cats have paws.......not legs
The girls could all be amputees.......so no legs possibly
or the girls could have their legs hanging out the window.....so technically they wouldn't be 'on' the bus.:D

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Crap........!

Mag_Red
01-15-2008, 09:44 PM
Crap........!I didn't say I was correct.........just thinking it out.8p

88 PS190
01-15-2008, 10:01 PM
the answer is 10990 unless you think that bus drivers don't abandon their charges, and assuming you agree that the forelimbs on cats are refered to as legs and merely by profanity when they sink into your thigh.

learjet2230
01-15-2008, 10:05 PM
No bus driver was mentioned. 10990. Congrats to Plymouth Familyguy, Ric,Mcdoon(the accountant),& Sdesmond!

7 x 2 = 14 total legs for girls
7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 1372 total legs for big cats
7 x 7 x 7 x 7 x 4 = 9604 total legs for little cats
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10990

the answer is 10990 unless you think that bus drivers don't abandon their charges, and assuming you agree that the forelimbs on cats are refered to as legs and merely by profanity when they sink into your thigh.

Gee... Ya think?!

Mag_Red
01-15-2008, 10:07 PM
Gee... Ya think?!I'm telling you.........cats don't have legs8p At least not mine:D