Dog math quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by mopar53190, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. mopar53190 Well-Known Member

    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 are 7 girls in a bus
    Each girl has 7 backpacks
    In each backpack, there are 7 dogs
    For every dog there are 7 puppies

    Question: How many legs are there in the bus?


    I will post the answer in a few days.

    Have Fun!!!

  2. marysia_p17 New Member

    10990 :) if every dog has 4 legs ;)
  3. CollieMan Experienced Member

    The trouble with these quizzes is that the answers are all over the web. :)
  4. hockey390 New Member

    I 2nd that answer.. 10,990. That is a lot of legs. But I can't see why anyone would put 7 dogs and 49 puppies in a single backpack, that just seems wrong. Especially if the backpacks are small enough that a girl can have SEVEN of them.
  5. rauni New Member

    I would say 10992, if the bus has a driver :dogbiggrin:
  6. Jean Cote Administrator

    I say 14 because it doesn't say the backpacks are in the bus.
  7. l_l_a New Member

    even if the backpacks are in the bus and the dogs are in the backpacks, it doesn't say the puppies are with the dogs in the bus! (the puppies could be at home!)
  8. heidib860 New Member

    I'm going with 16 legs. The 7 girls and the bus driver.
  9. mopar53190 Well-Known Member

    There is no bus driver. The backpack, Dogs, and puppies are all in the bus. All dogs and puppies have 4 legs, and the girls have two. My problem I had with this is I over thought the problem too much like some of you, I had to write out the math problem in order to get the correct answer. TIP: read it carefully. THIS IS NOT A TRICK QUESTION!!!

    enouph hints for now I will post the answer some time this weekend
  10. marieke New Member

    I'd say 14 for the girls because dogs don't have legs but paws. But if the dogs do have paws it's 10990.
  11. Jean Cote Administrator

    10990 ! lol
  12. mopar53190 Well-Known Member

    10990 is the correct answer!!! Good Job!!! These little tests are good excercise for the brain.

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