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Old 12-23-07, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Can you solve this?

We have 7 guys in a bus.

Each guy has 7 bags.

In each bag are 7 rats.

For every rat there are 7 mice.

How many feet are in the bus?

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Old 12-23-07, 03:10 AM
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rats and mice do not have feet they have paws hence 7 guys, assuming none are missing any limbs have 14 feet between them.

However, if we count paws as feet then I get an answer of 10990 feet.

7 guys times 7 bags = 49 bags

49 bags times 7 rats = 343 rats

343 rats times 7 mice = 2401 mice

7 guys times 2 feet = 14 feet
343 rats times 4 feet = 1372 feet
2401 mice times 4 feet = 9604 feet

TOTAL 10990

Does the bus have a driver? Does the driver have two feet? If the answer to both of these questions is yes then there are either 16 feet or 10992 on the bus.

I suppose that now have to wait for Sonnie to provide the correct answer which will probably not be anything like what I got!

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Old 12-23-07, 03:28 AM
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14, rats and mice don't have feet.
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Old 12-23-07, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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feet, paws, mitts, ... official synonyms for one another.

There are 7 guys in the bus... one of those may be the driver, none the less there are 7 guys.

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Old 12-24-07, 01:05 PM
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Edit: ... ... calculator made a mistake , I agree with Mike and Fincave

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Old 12-24-07, 02:04 PM
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Old 12-24-07, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'll give it a few more days before revealing the correct answer.

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Old 12-27-07, 06:58 PM
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How long is the bus???
Otherwise 10990
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Old 12-27-07, 07:23 PM
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Can we have the answer this year?

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Old 12-27-07, 08:14 PM
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How does 10990 feet sound?

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