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billjohns1464
03-23-2008, 02:35 PM
This is a real math problem.

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? :confused:

Epsilon=One
03-23-2008, 09:12 PM
This is a real math problem.No. It is not a real math problem!!! Thus, hardly belongs here.

There is little math; and there are many details that must be assumed.

Making many assumtions, a conclusion could be: 2 x 5 x 7 x 157.

HallsofIvy
03-27-2008, 02:55 PM
I have to agree with EpsilonOne here (and you know how much that hurts me!) that there is no real math here, just arithmetic. There are 7 girls and each girl has two legs: 14 legs.

Each girl has 7 back packs so there are 7*7= 49 backpacks- but no legs.

In each backpack there are 7 cats (has anyone notified the SPCA?) so there are 7*49= 343 cats. Each cat has 4 legs so 4*343= 1372 legs.

Each cat has 7 kittens so there are 7*343= 2401 kittens. (This is getting worse and worse! 49 cats and kittens stuffed into a backpack? Call the humane society!) Each kitten has 4 legs so 4*2401= 9604 legs.

Total of 9604+ 1372+ 14= 10990 legs.

(My God, I must be bored!)