Saturday, May 31, 2008

How many legs on the bus?

This is a 5th grade math problem. This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs. There isn't a 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?

H/T Merv Brereton

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, so how many are there?

Andy Rupert said...

The answer will be revealed June 3, 2008.

Yonah said...

7 girls...
49 backpacks...
343 big cats...
2401 little cats...

10,990 legs.

Andy Rupert said...

Or earlier...