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Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? (Part 2)

My first post about puzzles was:

Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? How About A Pre-Schooler?  

I hope you enjoy this one as well! 

(It's okay to use a calculator)

PUZZLE: 

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?

 

This is a real math problem (so don't say that a bus has no legs)!

Whoever gets the correct answer first wins a prize!

Have fun!

Lucky :) 

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsLucky Lang • February 04 2008 07:03PM

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10,990?
Posted by Eric Blum, Franchise Partner - 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (1-800-GOT-JUNK?) over 12 years ago

Lucky are you counting the bus driver as one of the girls or is that an additional person?

 

Posted by Jimmy McCall, The Ex-Mortgage Consultant (JimmyMcCall.com) over 12 years ago

Hi Lucky - I got this in an email the other day, and I'm not sure anyone actually answered it correctly then!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 12 years ago
Studio Neon Animated
Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Eric - First Place!

Congratulations, Eric!!!

Jimmy,

Nice try, but no driver was mentioned!

Ann,

It really isn't that difficult.  Just simple math.  Unfortunately, most of us don't use simple math enough to stay sharp enough to do story problems like this.

Thanks to all for participating in the fun!

 

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

I had to borrow some fingers to figure it out...

7 girls *7 backpacks * 7 big cats *4 legs = 1372

7 girls *7 backpacks * 7 big cats * 7 small cats * 4 legs = 9604

7 girls * 2 legs = 14

1372+9604+14= 10,990

See what that extra year of college did for me.

Please wire my winnings to my off-shore account...

Posted by Eric Blum, Franchise Partner - 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (1-800-GOT-JUNK?) over 12 years ago

Eric,

Is your off-shore account in Aruba?  If so, I'd move it!

They have difficulty handling things (and people) from the U.S.

New details on 20/20 tonight.

Sad ordeal!

On a brighter note,

Congrats Again!!!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Hi Lucky,

Thanks for another fun post! I always like reading your blogs. I was going to set up a spreadsheet and enter some of the critical data, crunch it a little... then I thought, naaah.

Posted by Ken Tharp, Section 1031 Exchanges, Iowa/U.S. (Iowa Equity Exchange) over 12 years ago

Ken,

You are too funny!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Sure enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for visiting mine - temperature here today in Jacksonville Fl 75 degrees
Posted by James Angelo (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC) over 12 years ago

Hey you never said the girls brought their backpacks on the bus.  It only said that 7 girls were ON the bus so the answer is 14.

 Yea I am the wiinnnnnnnnnner!!!!!

Posted by Todd over 12 years ago

James,

That hurts, that really hurts!

It is still around zero here!  Or as we sometimes say, "Colder than a well-digger's a$$!"

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Todd,

Nice try, but as Monica would say, no cigar!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Thanks for the word problem. Schools teach the students to look for the trick part of the question now. It's good to have a straightforward question to get the brain in gear this morning!
Posted by Amy Jones, (licensed in LA) (Amy Jones Photo) over 12 years ago

Amy,

I just love puzzles like this.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Dang it, I was off by 14, I forgot to count the stupid little girls who shouldn't be bringing cats on the bus in the first place.

I'm not telling my dad who was a 5th grade teacher that I didn't get the right answer!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 12 years ago

Todd,

Too funny!!!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Posted by James Angelo (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC) over 12 years ago

James,

Rain........what is that?  Haven't seen it in a long time!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

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