# Boards

## Alright you nerds.

I have the spreadsheet. Get me the answer. And then explain how you did it.

A bus carrying 7 children to school. Every child has 7 backpacks. In each bag are 7 cats. Each cat has 7 kittens.

Fortunately, each has as many legs as Mother Nature planned.

Question: How many legs / paws are on the bus?

## *purlease

:)

## Yeah, I got emailed this too.

## These kids must be massive to rock the Seven Backpack Look

## They're octokids

so they even have a spare hand to do high fives with.

## And to be fair, if I saw someone carrying seven rucksacks, I'd want to high-five him.

Good planning, octokid God.

## but there are cats in those backpacks!

CATS!!

## Octokid God

cannot be responsible for his creations dallying with the devil, you know. He just made these fuckers. And now, they can expect some plagues and a massive fuck-off flood.

## do these kids live near Gloucester?

## A bus has wheels, not legs/paws

## Balls

I enjoyed doing the maths anyway.

## how many legs..

has the driver got?

## OK:

7x7x7x7=number of cats (2401)

2401x4=number of paws (9604)

7x2=number of legs (14)

Total legs/paws=9618. I think.

## Nope.

I know the answer now. But keep trying :)

## I BELIEVE

10388 PAWS

10402 LEGS NOT INCLUDING DRIVER

## 9620?

The colonel up there ^ made a good point!

## 2744 cats?

10976 cat legs?

14 child legs?

2 driver legs?

## or is this some sort of clever dick 'the answer is none' thing

## He's right

I missed a 7 somewhere

## Dammit

That's a better effort than mine, I forgot to include the cats! I give up.

## it turns out i'm not enough of a nerd to care

:P

## none

the bus was involved in a horrible accident

## 1386?

## that's wrong.

## How many legs do the chairs on buses have?

## 4,512

but only one knee.

## SO

one bus with one driver. 2 legs

one child with seven backpacks, altogether holding 56 cats.

56 cats altogether have 224 legs.

plus 7 kids with 2 legs each, 14 legs.

so, altogether...

240

## *durr

times 7 children. equals 1680

## Every child has seven rucksacks?

Not just one of them?

Are you drunk?

## Got you now. I'm drunk.

## every child has 7 backpacks!

## ticket inspector

????

## why do you refer to the backpacks

as 'bags' straight afterward? are they separate things? are the 'bags' not the same as the 'backpacks'?

## ever considered just giving up?

## Someone who can access

megaupload or yousendit at work PM me? I'll send you the spreadsheet & you can post it here.

I can't believe I can't upload stuff. Bastards.

## please tell me the answer

## 210?

## 1388?

## why the big paws?

## BIG 'ORSE IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Hang on, wrong joke.

## HEY, BIG ORSE!

WHY THE LONG FACE???

Because I can't work out how many paws 7 cats have.

## ee-aw ee-aw

ee-always calls me donkey

## ??

each child has seven bags with 224 paws in

each child has 1570 legs on them (including themselves)

7 x 1570 = 10990

so 10990 or 10992 with driver

?

## 14 legs or 16 if you include the driver

no paws cos it doesn't say that the kids have the backpacks with them. ha. I win.

## enough...

...to make a really good stew and have enough left over for sandwiches the next day

## let me paws for thought before i answer this

## 10992

7 children = 14

343 cats = 1372

2401 kittens = 9604

and assuming a driver = 2

## Ooo,

good call on the driver.

I agree with this working.

## :)

Excellent.

## It's a five figure answer.

## go figure

## *WIN WIN WIN*

## Laelfy was first

## Yep sorry.

Well done Laelfy!

## he didn't explain!

i protest.

## scratch that

## Yes he did

!

## yes he did:

10992

7 children = 14

343 cats = 1372

2401 kittens = 9604

and assuming a driver = 2

## *she

## 84joe got it ages ago

## i think you'll find i was first

## this is pissing me off.

as i assume it's extremely simple and i'm just not calculating it properly. i need to write it down, just can't be arsed.

## So no-one's got it right yet then?

## laelfy has

I was close.

## Do you mean legs/paws?

10990 legs

## MY FINAL ANSWER

10,990

or 10,992 if you include the driver.

## You're late

## i don't care.

i did it off my own back.

i'm just glad i got the right answer! :)

## I'm late too!

:)

## i did this by

1 backpack has 56 cats.

x 7 = 392.

392 cats have 1568 legs.

7 kids, = 10976 cat legs.

+ 14 = 10990.

## Yeah

I'm assuming the whole kittens thing is a red herring - the kittens aren't in the backpacks as it clearly says there are only 7 cats in the bags.

## .....................

## That's what I hate

about the way this board is threaded - it's so hard to follow where people add their answers. :(

## it's really not though.

## No not really

but it means reviewing the whole thread if a lot of people are posting at the same time.

## 10,992

I've only just looked at this thread, and I haven't read any of the posts. Honestly.

## BUT

IT DOESN"T SAY THAT THE KITTENS ARE IN THE BAGS OR ON THE BUS!!!!

## ^ this

YOU ALL LOSE.

## ^ this

16. Including a driver (because the bus is moving, and the kids are too young to drive). If the bags, cats and kittens were all on the bus THEN THE QUESTION SHOULD HAVE SAID SO!

## thankfully it wasn't one of those

kind of things

they make me want to become a hermit

## The Jolly Postman?

## The Laughing Poo Dildo?

## :D

## :D :D

Oh, I laugh.

## Woohoo!

And to think I have absolutely no maths skills whatsoever. Shame on you all.

## I'm phoning PETA

You heartless swines

## I think

somebody needs to investigate this bus company to see whether they are adhering to the Equal Opprtunities Act. A bus crammed full of fully limbed drivers, kids and cats indicates to me that some form of disability discrimination is happening.

## 10'922 if you include the driver.

I haven't read any posts except the question.

7 x 7 =49 Backpacks

49 x 7 =343 Cats

343 x 7 =2'401 Kittens

2'401 + 343 =2'744 Cats/Kittens

2'744 x 4 =10'796 Paws

10'796 + (7 x 2) Children Legs = 10'990

+ an additional 2 if including the driver = 10'992

That was pretty easy, does this make me a nerd then, I don't think so.

## WRONG!

The question doesn't state that any bags, cats or kittens are on the bus, only the children and that the bus is moving to school.

## IT@S NOT ONE OF THOSE TIHNG S

I HATE T HEM

## The klogical assumption is that the BACKpacks

are on the kids backs, thus also serving the role of protection from (homosexual?) peadophiles.

## All seven?

At the same time? Logic straight back out the window there!

## Yes all 7

Don'y try using get out clauses. The person who asked the question has confirmed the answer to be correct. No it did not tsay the bags were on the bus but it is pretty obvious.

If you can't count I suggest you start practising.

## I would say that if I was being a clever dick!

I simply answered the question mathmatically, I asumed it wasn't a stupid trick question.

Does it really matter?

## 16

assuming a driver is needed to carry the children and we are capturing it at the point of "carrying".

Can Mother Nature (whatever that is) plan anything? We can only assume 2 legs each so we don't really have enough information.

## :)

## personally

i think another thread should be made with the answer. then those who want it can open it.

## what about an adult

to accompany the kids to school?

maybe someone was crying and their mum came?

## 2763?

## that was a guess for the legs

children probably don't have paws, in the literal sense.

## ONE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

## .

Each cat's kittens have 28 legs

There are 196 kitten legs in each back pack

1372 kitten legs per child

9604 kitten legs in total

Each cat has 4 legs

28 cat legs per back pack

196 catcat legs per child

1372 cat legs in total

10 976 cat and kitten legs

14 children's legs

so 10990

Then driver has 2 legs

10992 is my answer