Here's a word puzzle sent to me by a friend last week. It took a bit but was able to figure it out. It's not a trick question even. If you're up to the challenge give it a try and post your answer in the comments section or email it to me. I'll update this post on Sunday evening with the answer. Have fun!
This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that
a bus has no legs. And there is no driver. Read carefully!
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????
As usual, I don't do things the way most people do so to figure out the answer I needed to work from the end of the problem back to the beginning.
For each big cat there are 7 smaller cats:
(7+1) x 4 = 32 legs
Each backpack has 7 big cats:
7 x 32 = 224 legs in each backpack
Each girl has 7 backpacks:
7 x 224 = 1,568 cat legs per girl
7 girls x 7 backpacks:
1,568 x 7 = 10,976 cat legs in total
7 girls, each with 2 legs = 14 legs
14 + 10, 976 = 10,990 legs on the bus!!!
Thanks to all who particpated in the fun!