How many legs?

Discussion in 'Math' started by uzair, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. uzair

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    If there are 7 girls in a bus, and each girl has seven bags and there are 7 big cats in each bag, and each big cat has 7 small cats with it, then, how many legs are there in the bus?:cool:
     
  2. hgmjr

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    7 times 7 times 7 + 2 (for the driver) = 345 LEGS

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  3. uzair

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    Sorry, it is wrong:p
     
  4. hgmjr

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    (7 time 2) * 7 bags * (7 times 4) big cats * (7 time 4) small cats + 2 driver = 76, 834
     
  5. uzair

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    You almost came close to the original answer!
    But you are still toooo faaar.
     
  6. hgmjr

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    Maybe I will get the answer right, yesterday:D:D:D.

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  7. uzair

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    Yes, may be.This question has disturbed me for about an hour.
     
  8. JasonDorie

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    7 girls x 2 = 14
    7 girls x 7 bags x 7 big cats x 4 = 1372
    7^3 x 7 small cats x 4 = 9604
    driver x 2 = 2

    = 10,992

    That's assuming the bus contains no amputees, boys, or centipedes.

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  9. uzair

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    :DRight:D
    You are quite good at maths
     
  10. Brainteaser

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    If there are 4 rooms,each having four corners.In each corner there are 2 spider webs.12 of the webs have three small spiders each.The remaining webs have 3 big spiders each.Every big spider have 12 small spiders.Two boys three cats and 1 monkey are also present in the rooms.How many legs are in the rooms?:p:p:p
     
  11. recca02

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    i was wondering where did this one go wrong,
    wont that mean each girl has two legs and each leg has 7 bags, each cat has 4 legs and each leg has 7 kittens.:D
    this is a legendary question.:D

    help! I only have one head...yet having lots of headache...:D
    (12*3 +20*3*12)8 + 2*2 +3*4 +2*1....
    does a monkey have 4 legs or two hands...and two legs?
    does a spider have 8 legs or six legs..i dont remember....(or is it a spiderman?)
     
  12. thingmaker3

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    4*4=16 corners
    16*2=32 webs
    32 - 12 = 20 webs w/ big spiders
    20*3 = 60 big spiders
    (60*12) + (12*3)= 756 small spiders
    30+756 = 786 spiders total

    756*8 + 2*2 + 3*4 + monkey = 6066 legs in the building

    That would make 6132 toes, unless one ore more of the cats are [SIZE=-1]polydactl.[/SIZE]

    (Any math errors are to be blamed on my keyboard, not on me. Honest.)
     
  13. uzair

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    I will go with the thingmaker3 because i didnt even remember that how many legs a spider have(studied animal kingdom a year ago).
     
  14. eshita

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    how many legs does a spider have? 8 or 10?:confused:
     
  15. thingmaker3

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    :eek: How does that work?

    Dave
     
  17. Brainteaser

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    A normal spider have 8 legs.



    Everyones answer is wrong :p .Try agin;).


    Thingmaker the question is to calculate legs:p.


    And according to thingmaker a cat have 18 toes....:confused:....maybe there are 10 toes in the forward claws and 8 in backward claws.
     
  18. thingmaker3

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    Brainteaser has been in the proximity of a cat!:D They do indeed have only four toes on each back foot. Same as dogs. Note that I am indeed counting the dew-claw as a toe.
    I still maintain my keyboard is to blame for any errors!:cool:
     
  19. uzair

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    Quote:
    (Any math errors are to be blamed on my keyboard, not on me. Honest.)

    In these terms, i think my head just looks like a keyboard.
     
  20. recca02

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    pretty well....from personal experience:(
    the cat looked something like this :eek: that time.

    is this a trick question?
    are some small spiders common or something...or any calculation error..
    maybe the for corners of my mind got webs over them.:D
     
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