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Weldworx
10-09-2008, 01:12 AM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls .
Each girl has 7 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats.
Each cat has 4 legs .

Question: How many legs are present in bus?
And there is no driver on the bus!!!!

MAC702
10-09-2008, 01:20 AM
10,990? I'm dizzy...

littlefuzz
10-09-2008, 03:07 AM
I came up with 10,990 too.

MAC702
10-09-2008, 03:34 AM
The REAL question is why is a newbie posting trivial math questions that can be answered in 5 seconds on Google?

littlefuzz
10-09-2008, 05:22 AM
True enough, why did us old hands answer it then :D BTW, was we right greenhorn?

MAC702
10-09-2008, 07:10 AM
Yep. I Googled it afterward. Damn thing's all over the place...

prop-doctor
10-09-2008, 10:10 AM
but do we need to count the 9 lives all the cats have ????

denrep
10-09-2008, 10:23 AM
That's a lot of... cats, on one bus!

I thought it was going to be a trick question; maybe 14 or something like that, because bags are not stowed "in" the bus!

MAC702
10-09-2008, 10:41 AM
Well, kittens in a bag usually mean they won't be alive very long, so does it really matter? Was the bus on the way to a lake or bridge, by any chance?

Stack of Dimes
10-09-2008, 11:42 AM
By 'bags' I thought it meant 'old women' so I was off by 14 extra legs.

I was wondering how they got all the cats inside them, but then this IS the internet and all....

Broccoli1
10-09-2008, 12:31 PM
but but but how do you keep the Cats square?:drinkup:

prop-doctor
10-09-2008, 12:35 PM
put one teaspoon KATNIP in each corner using low heat

TEK
10-09-2008, 01:13 PM
Wont matter, if its in Cali, they just put it in a ditch anyway---

prop-doctor
10-09-2008, 04:16 PM
211 legs

prop-doctor
10-09-2008, 04:51 PM
238 legs

Brett
10-09-2008, 05:09 PM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls .
Each girl has 7 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats.
Each cat has 4 legs .

Question: How many legs are present in bus?
And there is no driver on the bus!!!!

Now if he had said
"Question: How many legs are present on the bus?" .......

Oldiron2
10-09-2008, 06:26 PM
Maybe the point was really to see how much silly discussion could be elicited by a silly busywork question, and we all fell for it......

Knotbored
10-10-2008, 10:48 AM
same riddle except first line is "you are driving a bus and"
last question-"what is the bus drivers name"
my grandkids all fell for it and don't know the answer.

Broccoli1
10-10-2008, 10:57 AM
same riddle except first line is "you are driving a bus and"
last question-"what is the bus drivers name"
my grandkids all fell for it and don't know the answer.

Ask em " How many animals did Moses take on the Ark?"
:D

Weldworx
10-11-2008, 05:56 AM
Sorry guys, But you were right there are 10,990 legs on the bus!

Broccoli1
10-11-2008, 06:31 PM
Sorry guys, But you were right there are 10,990 legs on the bus!

I'm sorry iffin' ya think it takes a genius to figger out that math problem.:cool:

MAC702
10-11-2008, 09:10 PM
It takes a bigger genius to sit back and let someone else figger it out...

Brett
10-11-2008, 10:15 PM
It takes a bigger genius to sit back and let someone else figger it out...

Im with you there MAC

"Why bark when you have a dog?"

Brett

tanglediver
10-11-2008, 10:42 PM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls ........7 X 2 = 14 girls legs.
Each girl has 7 bags........7 girls X 7 bags = 49 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats........So...7 pregnant cats? If so, then 8 cats X 4 legs = 56 legs per fat cat X 7 per bag = 392 cat legs per bag X 49 bags = 19,208 cat legs in bags + 14 girls legs = 19,222 cat & girl legs in the bus.
Each cat has 4 legs .Obviously.......

Question: How many legs are present in bus?.......No fleas or ticks on the cats then?
And there is no driver on the bus!!!!

Welcome Aboard! Now go weld something, and post pics. :laugh:

denrep
10-11-2008, 11:51 PM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls ........7 X 2 = 14 girls legs.
Each girl has 7 bags........7 girls X 7 bags = 49 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats........So...7 pregnant cats? If so, then 8 cats X 4 legs = 56 32 legs per fat cat X 7 per bag = 392 224cat legs per bag X 49 bags = 19,208 10976 cat legs in bags + 14 girls legs = 19,222 10990 cat & girl legs in the bus.
Each cat has 4 legs .

___________________________________________

There is a bus with 7 girls. 7 girls X 2 legs.............................................. .......................14 girl legs
Each girl has 7 bags. 7 x 7 = 49 bags
In each bag, there are 7 big cats. 49bags X 7 bigcats ............343bigcats
.................................................. .................................................. .............................+

Each big cat has 7 little cats. 343 bigcats X 7 littlecats = 2401 littlecats.
Each cat has 4 legs 343bc + 2401lc = 2744cats x 4legs =10976 catlegs...........10976 cat legs
.................................................. .................................................. ..............................________
.................................................. .................................................. .................................10990.total legs

MAC702
10-11-2008, 11:52 PM
8 cats X 4 legs = 56 legs per fat cat

I'm not going through all your math, but that one was just screaming out at me...

EDIT: denrep beat me to it.

tanglediver
10-11-2008, 11:59 PM
Posting while below genious I.Q.
I entered a 7 when it should have been 4!! Duh!! :rolleyes: It snowballed from there.
So, still no sign of skeeters, chiggers, ticks or fleas?

Sorry folks!

denrep
10-12-2008, 12:19 AM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?

What has 10992 legs and screams?

kepe
10-12-2008, 12:27 AM
There is no way to answer this because we are not sure the girls, cats, etc. are even on the bus.

Sandy
10-12-2008, 01:20 AM
Was there a litter box on the buss?

wagin
10-12-2008, 08:37 AM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls .
Each girl has 7 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats.
Each cat has 4 legs .

Question: How many legs are present in bus?
And there is no driver on the bus!!!!

"0".....said the girls were with bus, not on it.

wagin
10-12-2008, 09:02 AM
While traveling to Saint Ives, I meet a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kittens ....seven wives, seven sacks, seven cats, seven kittens...How many souls went to Saint Ives????

MAC702
10-12-2008, 11:52 AM
1, assuming you met them because they were on the way back.

wagin
10-12-2008, 01:25 PM
close, actually it would be 2,... I met a man with seven wives...etc.....,not the wives... Yeah I know, it's stupid....Sounded better in that Bruce Willis movie.

MAC702
10-12-2008, 09:56 PM
I don't get it? Not the wives? Now I'm interested.

Mega Arc 5040DD
10-16-2008, 10:23 PM
3 pipeline welder check in at a small town hotel. The girl at the desk tells them a room with 3 beds is \$30 for the night. They all chip in \$10 and head to their room. The girl later realized that it was supposed to be \$25 a night so she takes \$5 from the till to give back to the men. Since \$5 didn't divide into 3 she gave each man \$1 and she kept \$2. now each of the men only paid \$9 for the room.

Now the real question. If each of the 3 men origenaly \$10 (3X\$10=\$30) now they each only paid \$9 (3X\$9=\$27) plus the \$2 the gril kept (\$27+\$2=\$29) what happened to the other dollar???????:confused:

Tensaiteki
10-17-2008, 12:11 AM
Aww, jeez.... not this stupid \$30 hotel room thing again...

Doesn't anyone realize that this riddle has been around for decades?

There is no missing dollar. The only thing missing is a disturbingly large number of people's ability to realize that the last paragraph is completely wrong.

One way to look at the problem is to add up how much each party has at the end. The men end up with \$3, the girl ends up with \$2 and the hotel ends up with \$25. Therefore \$3+\$2+\$25 = \$30, and all is right with the world.

The problem with the last paragraph of the problem is when you try to add the \$27 the men [i]paid[/] to the \$2 that girl [i]made[/]. This is an extremely basic accounting error, you are trying to add a profit (\$3) to a debt (\$27) and it just doesn't work like that. If you are going to try to balance things out you have to have all the values as either debts or profits. A \$27 debt is the same as a -\$27 profit (note the minus-sign). So the equation would be the profit of the men plus the girl's profit plus the hotel's profit: -\$27+\$2+\$25 = 0. Since everything adds to zero, no money wast lost or gained, it all balances out properly.

Anyone who is amazed, mystified, or stumped by this riddle you should feel ashamed of themselves, because it's exactly this kind of ignorance of extremely basic accounting that lets all those big evil corporate executives get away with cooking the books.

Finally, Mega Arc, your attempt to try to give this moldy old riddle some sort of special relevance to this welding forum by giving the three men a specified profession failed completely when you didn't seem to realize the the plural of 'welder' is 'welders.'

3 weelin geezer
02-13-2009, 12:01 AM
I think its 1582 total legs

Lemme see if I got this right.

7 little cats per big cat thats 28 legs x 7 = 196 per bag.
7 big cats per bag thats 196 + 28 =224 legs per bag total.
224 legs per bag x 7 bags thats1568 cat legs
Then we add 14 more for the little girls and come out to 1582 total legs for all IF they wer IN the bus.

3 weelin geezer
02-13-2009, 12:09 AM
While traveling to Saint Ives, I meet a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kittens ....seven wives, seven sacks, seven cats, seven kittens...How many souls went to Saint Ives????

Ok, this one is easy. 1! The sacks and cats don't have souls and neither the man, women, sacks, cats or kittens were traveling to St. Ives. :nono:

MAC702
02-13-2009, 02:06 AM
...cats don't have souls... :nono:

Genesis 1:20, 21, 24, 30; 2:19; 9:10, 12, 15, 16
Leviticus 11:10, 46, 46; 24:18
Numbers 31:28
Job 41:21
Ezekial 47:9.

Fat Bastard
02-13-2009, 03:30 AM
R u genius, then solve this puzzle...?
There is a bus with 7 girls .
Each girl has 7 bags.
In each bag, there are 7 big cats
Each big cat has 7 little cats.
Each cat has 4 legs .

Question: How many legs are present in bus?
And there is no driver on the bus!!!!

I don't see where it says any body or legs are on the bus it only says that a bus exists and that 7 girls exist (with way too many pussiescats) It don't say the kids are present on the bus???

I don't know its late and I'm going to bed good night

TSOR
02-13-2009, 06:19 PM
7 girls = 14 legs
7 bags each with 49 total cats in each bag

7 x 49 = 343 cats per girl

343 x 7 girls = 2401 cats

2401 x 4 legs each = 9604

9604 cat legs + 14 girl legs = 9618

did I miss something?????

edit: oops there's 56 cats in each bag!!

so 56 X 7 bags = 392 cats per girl

392 x 4 legs each = 1568 legs

1568 x 7 girls = 10976
plus 14 girl legs = 10990 ...............got it!

Ryer
05-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Finally, Mega Arc, your attempt to try to give this moldy old riddle some sort of special relevance to this welding forum by giving the three men a specified profession failed completely when you didn't seem to realize the the plural of 'welder' is 'welders.'

Well its weldors really. A welder is the machine. The weldor is the the person who welds :laugh:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/weldors
welder

1. also "weldor" A person who welds, especially as a profession.
2. A device that is used for welding.

Stack of Dimes
05-06-2009, 05:07 PM
Well its weldors really. A welder is the machine. The weldor is the the person who welds :laugh:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/weldors
welder

1. also "weldor" A person who welds, especially as a profession.
2. A device that is used for welding.

Really? You seriously dug up a nearly 2-1/2 month old worthless thread for THAT?

Slow day?

Broccoli1
05-06-2009, 05:12 PM
and he isn't even correct in the correction attempt:D

Yeah, slow day here too:cool2: