View Poll Results: How many legs on the bus?
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Thread: Math time
22nd Dec 2007, 07:50 PM #16
If you google "legs on the bus" this very same conversation is going on all over the world. And no one appears to have an answer either.
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22nd Dec 2007, 08:27 PM #17
The German has the fish...
oop...sorry, wrong puzzle
...often heard to say, "Honey, where are the bandaids?"
22nd Dec 2007, 10:32 PM #18
Wheelinaround..mate, the sun up there has fried your brain. You should've married my missus.
For the pedants I've edited my original post.
Only one of the PMs I received (Geoff) declared the correct answer and 4 others are correct on the forum.
I'm interested in seeing what percentage get the correct number.
PS there's no trick. I did it in my head in less than 15 seconds.....nyaa nyaa nyaaa!If you never made a mistake, you never made anything!
22nd Dec 2007, 11:49 PM #19
I'm too tired to do it in mine
7 big cats
7 small cats
each backpack has 7 x 7 + 7 cats = 224 legs
7 backpacks = 1568 + 2 = 1570 legs per girl
7 girls = 10990 legs
23rd Dec 2007, 02:51 AM #20
If you want to talk maths then there are 10990 legs. Otherwise this is just another one of those questions you can use to impress a 5 yr old.
Actually there are no legs because buses donít run a 3am in the morning do they?
23rd Dec 2007, 03:04 AM #21
23rd Dec 2007, 03:10 AM #22
Oh damn I can't sleep now. I must know that answer. C'mon Shedhand tell us.
23rd Dec 2007, 03:12 AM #23
You better tell us quick otherwise there won't be many legs left.
OK I am going to bed.
23rd Dec 2007, 03:30 AM #24
I see you haven't gone to bed yet wongo!
So if shedhand has declared how many have got it correct at this momment perhaps you ought to look at the voting percentages.
Me, I will wait till I go to bed it should get me off (to sleep) quite quickly.
Only 4 have got it correct on the forum at the present time and there are 11 of you in your group, sooooooooooooooo.
So it must be in your group, 4 of you have got it rightwoody U.K.
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them." ~ Abraham Lincoln
23rd Dec 2007, 08:09 AM #25
Shedhand like many things there is always more than one way to skin a cat.
So with all these cats how many violins strings could be had???
What age are the GIRL's as you have to be over 21 to be able to get your bus drivers licence in OZ so a girl wouldn't be a bus driver so once again the figure is out. If she is over 21 she isn't a girl she is a woman .
I used to love doing this to teachers
23rd Dec 2007, 10:26 AM #26
If the answer is only a number its not very funny. so I think something about a german fish should be deemed the correct answer.
23rd Dec 2007, 12:02 PM #27
23rd Dec 2007, 12:08 PM #28
23rd Dec 2007, 01:21 PM #29
OK, getting better, but still not enough information.
1. "Has 7 backpacks" is not is same as "Brought along 7 backpacks". They may each have (own) 7 backpacks, but didn't bother to bring them along.
2. Where are the 7 small cats per large cat? It's implied they were also brought along, but not specifically stated. They may be at home wondering where all the large cats have disappeared to. Or out chasing buses.
3. No where is it stated that all the girls( women) and cats (if indeed there are ANY cats) on the bus have the number of legs normally assoicated with that particular creature. There may perhaps be one or more girls (sorry women) who have tragically lost a leg. Given that we are only allowed to count warm-blooded legs, that means artificial legs don't count. Same story for the cats (if there are any cats... and / or artificial cat legs...)
So from the information given, we can't state with any certainty that there are ANY legs on the bus.
In fact, unless you can post a picture of the bus, I'm reluctant to acccept there even IS a bus.
Now seriously, isn't this a lot more fun then trying to come up with an answer?
23rd Dec 2007, 01:32 PM #30
I ,for one, certainly never thought the answer was in any way the point of this exercise. No other discussion of the web, re number of legs on buses, seems to be of this opinion either (of there being any point to this exercise) Not unless the answer is in fact funny, in which case that is the point.
I am now going to have a nice cup of tea, in no way connected with the point of legs on cats or buses on legs or anything pointless at all. Do I make myself clear?
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