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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Brain Teaser

The Puzzle:

There is a bus with 7 children inside of it
Each child has 7 rucksacks
In each rucksack there are 7 big cats
Every big cat has 7 small cats
Everything listed above is entirely in the bus
All objects are unique
There is no driver
Every child has 2 legs
Every cat has 4 legs

That said:
How many legs are in the bus?

I'll post the answer oh, sometime. Unless someone guesses it first.



Miss Sassy said...

None. the bus crashes and everything is thrown out.

Or, I need another cup of coffee before I can find the calculator and hit "7x7x7x7x7".

curmudgeon said...

You need another cup of coffee. :)

Freddie said...

No guesses here. My head hurt by the time I got to the 4th line.

curmudgeon said...


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Ooops, I mean, 238.

My Flock Rocks! said...

7 kids x 7 bags = 49 bags

49 bags x 7 big cats each = 343 big cats

343 big cats x 4 legs each = 1372 big cat legs

343 big cats x 7 kittens = 2401 kittens

2401 kittens x 4 legs = 9604 kitten legs

7 kids x 2 legs = 14 kids legs

1372 big cat legs + 9604 kitten legs + 14 kids legs = 10990 legs.

There is a driver too so there would be 10992 legs.

Me is so smart!

curmudgeon said...

Way off. Both times.

My Flock Rocks,
DAMN! So close! But BZZZZZTTT!
Try again.

Lee said...

10990 - no driver

Lee said...

Of course, I did it the easy way -

7 cats in each bag with 7 kittens each=56 animals

56 animals * 49 rucksacks = 2744 animals

2744 animals * 4 legs each =10976 plus 14 kid legs = 10990

Of course, in the time it took me to figure it out, presuming they are from Asia, there could be some cats missing =).

curmudgeon said...

Lee got it.

There is no driver. Otherwise, Flock Rocker would have had it.