Friday, March 13, 2009

You'd be surprised how many people don't get this...

So I guess I've lost a little bit of steam in the posting every day thing....I do apologize to my adoring fan. I guess there's just not much to say and I've been a little preoccupied with changes here at work and sorting out the dramatic lives of my friends. So I'll give you all a nice little game to play while I come up with something interesting to say. Sort of a "look at this shiny thing!" (*scurries away*)

Normally this little math problem comes with a spreadsheet that is password protected. The answer is the password. But that doesn't work very well on a blog so I'll just provide you with the answer later.

This is a 5th grade math problem. This is not a trick question. So the answer isn't "buses have no legs!" or "the front legs of a cats are called arms!".

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?

** The bus has no driver. (he jumped out just before the bus drove off a cliff. don't worry, the cats make it out just fine.)



6 comments:

Meghan said...

uhhhhh.... 70?

dear lord, i'm going to feel so dumb if i got that wrong. i mean a FIFTH grade math problem?? although come to think of it, i lost miserably at the "are you smarter than a 5th grader?" game...

TLee said...

i will assume you are asking this as a math problem and not a riddle? because theorethically, buses don't have legs, they have wheels...

regardless, my math gets me to 10990 legs altogether?

"T-Bone" Lee said...

not a riddle, trace. :) that's why the question is "how many legs are 'in' the bus..." not "on" the bus.

Chris and Angie said...

10,990 legs if their backpacks are in the bus.
14 legs if the backpacks are at home.
Penny and Pebbles asked if they can have the cats names, they think one of the big cats could be their mom ;-)

Nathan said...

does a bus fit 7 girls and almost 3000 cats?

Dustin said...

I agree with Chris and Angie. 10990 if the backpacks are in the bus.