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First riddle of the world, the sequel

 
 
Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2004 04:46 pm
"To be more precise, how many bipeds and how many four-legged animals are there And is the cook completely mad"?

There are 112 head. This is true because it's documented.
There are 43 four-legged animals and 69 two-legged animals.
They must have miscounted because for there to be 297 legs
at least one animal must have one leg.

Whim
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2004 09:42 pm
Umm...I'm slightly lost. Would you mind explaining yourself?
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2004 10:14 pm
Or, Whim can't add.

43 x 4 = 172
69 x 2 = 138
172 + 138 = 310.

PS, 'sequel' doesn't have an 'a'.
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2004 10:09 am
This is just an answer to a riddle which was posted into another thread (The worlds first riddle!) which is locked now. So to be able to answer I opened a new thread.


Whim

edit: I just saw it's unlocked again.
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Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2004 10:15 am
Eos wrote:
Or, Whim can't add.

43 x 4 = 172
69 x 2 = 138
172 + 138 = 310.


Whim wrote:
They must have miscounted because for there to be 297 legs
at least one animal must have one leg.


Well, we seem to be shy 13 legs.

If we have 3 basket-case quadrapeds, and one three legged quadraped, then we have no one-legged animals.

Or, take the 13 odd legs from 13 different beasts, then all of the animals have (at least) one leg.

Or, if we have 310 legs, we certainly have 297 legs.
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