# How many legs??

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#### shalstudent

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//Sorry, I was supposed to post this in the fun section.... Am not able to change it. Can moderators please help?//

Let's see who resolves this puzzle soonest and gives the right answer!!

There's a bus with 7 girls
Each girl carries 7 bags
Each bag carries 7 big cats
Each big cat carries 7 smaller cats
(All the cats have 4 legs)

Question: how many legs are on the bus?

Now, be honest.. No cheating.

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#### Amigos4

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10,992 if you include the bus driver!

Cheers,
Amigo

#### Horsa

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I don't see that it says anyone is actually on the bus just with it so 0
But then I've always been a bit pedantic.

#### Horsa

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Ignore the "with it" I changed what I was going to say :-D

#### NearThere

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I have more legs,

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#### Anglika

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Taking it that the girls are on the bus, how do you get so many legs?

7 girls x 2 legs each
49 cats x 4 legs each
343 kittens x 4 legs each.

possibly the bus driver with 2 legs.

#### Amigos4

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Taking it that the girls are on the bus, how do you get so many legs?

7 girls x 2 legs each
49 cats x 4 legs each
343 kittens x 4 legs each.

possibly the bus driver with 2 legs.

Anglika,

49 bags x 7 big cats each = 343 big cats

343 big cats x 4 legs each = 1,372 big cat legs

343 big cats x 7 kittens = 2,401 kittens

2401 kittens x 4 legs = 9,604 kitten legs

7 girls x 2 legs = 14 girls' legs

1,372 big cat legs + 9,604 kitten legs + 14 girls legs = 10,990 legs.

Plus the driver's legs = 10,992 legs.

Cheers,
Amigo

#### Anglika

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Sorry - forgot the bags! Must have been a blanking out at the thought of carrying all those bags containing all those cats.

#### shalstudent

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Sorry - forgot the bags! Must have been a blanking out at the thought of carrying all those bags containing all those cats.

Amigo, You are right!!! But the bus driver was not needed. Its 10990

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#### Amigos4

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Amigo, You are right!!! But the bus driver was not needed. Its 10990

Shal, the bus driver wasn't needed because he is asthmatic!!! He would have died an early death!!!

I'm surprised Simosito didn't respond to your post! He would be in seventh heaven being so close to all of those cats!

Cheers,
Amigo

#### shalstudent

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I was wondering the same. I can see Simosito online. I bet he does not know that this puzzle exists.

#### Amigos4

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Let me see if I can track him down!

Cheers,
Amigo

#### ScotsMaggie

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Wake up, folks!

A bus does not have legs.

#### ScotsMaggie

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I did reply but don't know that I hit the right buttons for it to reach you, so here it is again.

A bus does not have legs.

So there were no legs on the bus.

#### Amigos4

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Wake up, folks!

A bus does not have legs.

I've been awake a long time, ScotsMaggie! Common usage allows passengers to travel on buses, on trains, and on ships; in the given example, cats, kittens, and girls are passengers; therefore, in this example, there are a total of 10,990 legs on the bus!

Cheers,
Amigo

#### Amigos4

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Wake up, folks!

A bus does not have legs.

I've been awake a long time, ScotsMaggie! Common usage allows passengers to travel on buses, on planes, and on ships; cats, kittens, and girls are passengers; therefore, in this example, there are 10,990 legs on the bus!

Cheers,
Amigos
P.S. I bet you flew from Europe to the USA on a jet! Am I correct?

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