Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wake Up Your Brain!!

This is a 5th grade math problem. If you can open the spreadsheet, you'll
see it's a very small list of people who have gotten the correct number.
This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that
a bus has no legs. There is no bus driver.

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?

Note: Exilian got the right answer. Do you math before you peek.

16 Comments:

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Randal Graves said...

238.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

Couldn't you give us a less-stressful problem the day after HHGR? My liver hurts!

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

238 is wrong.

It's the jump start your brain needs. Sadly, it does not do anyting for your liver.

 
At 4:24 PM, OpenID exilian said...

There are 10,990 legs.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Is the correct answer.

 
At 7:09 PM, OpenID exilian said...

I did so well I'm thinking a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate.

 
At 2:26 AM, Blogger Daisy Overlord said...

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At 2:27 AM, Anonymous Dorkelina said...

Still off by almost 3,000 legs. And sorry, I screwed up the last time and had to delete it. Still admitting I was wrong though.

Need more coffee.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Exilian,
I like to call it Lost Wages!

Dorkelina,
Coffee should be replace with a calculator. It took me a few times straighten my brain. . . .although I was hungover.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Mrs Grim said...

10990

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Well done, Mrs Grim. . . and all with the use of a Snapplabicus.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger RT said...

Math? What's that?

 
At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Randal Graves. said...

I'm a dumbass!

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger momster said...

I finally figured it out. True I had to draw a picture and then count the legs which is why it took me so long but I did it! Pretty good considering I am mathematically challenged.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger momster said...

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At 1:23 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Momster,
But apparantly you are not artistically challenged. So you have that.

 

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