Another brainteaser.., Apologies if posted perviously

RizL4

Banned
There are 7 women on a bus.

Each woman has 7 bags.

Each bag has 7 cats.

Each cat has 7 kittens.

How many legs are on the bus?



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Abbeygoo

Distinguished Member
Is the answer

none, a bus has four wheels .....

and when I read, posted "perviously" I thought something was up!
 

picotto

Novice Member
there is either 14 for the women but if your including bus driver 16?
 

Strobe

Well-known Member
7 women x 7 bags = 49 bags.
Each bag has 7 cats so 49 bags x 7 cats = 343 cats.
Each cat has 7 kittens so 343 cats x 7 kittens = 2401 kittens.
So .....
2401 + 343 = 2744 moggies x 4 legs each = 10976 feline legs.
7 x 2 women legs = 14.
Total legs = 10990 assuming no bus driver and no human/feline amputees!

Or is this one of those daft ones where I've missed the blindingly obvious!!!!!!!!

Good brain work-out if I am right though :thumbsup:

These things normally start with ' you are on the bus with ...', so you miss the extra 1.
 

RizL4

Banned
7 women x 7 bags = 49 bags.
Each bag has 7 cats so 49 bags x 7 cats = 343 cats.
Each cat has 7 kittens so 343 cats x 7 kittens = 2401 kittens.
So .....
2401 + 343 = 2744 moggies x 4 legs each = 10976 feline legs.
7 x 2 women legs = 14.
Total legs = 10990 assuming no bus driver and no human/feline amputees!

Or is this one of those daft ones where I've missed the blindingly obvious!!!!!!!!

Good brain work-out if I am right though :thumbsup:

These things normally start with ' you are on the bus with ...', so you miss the extra 1.
Correct hope you didn't google it lol
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
How is this a brain teaser?

Anybody with a calculator could work this out. :rolleyes:
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
So don't use a calculator then and use some mental arithmetic instead :rolleyes:
Ok, even if i use my mental arthmetic....there's still no puzzle to work out. All you're doing is multiplying some numbers together.
 

Kristian

Member
Ok, even if i use my mental arthmetic....there's still no puzzle to work out. All you're doing is multiplying some numbers together.
Well the first two answers were wrong, albeit the first one may not have been serious.

You still have to work out what how to answer the question and then do the sums. Your brain is still getting a work out.

I'd guess it's supposed to be a bit of fun but it seems you want to shoot it straight down in flames. Why? :confused:
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
I'd guess it's supposed to be a bit of fun but it seems you want to shoot it straight down in flames. Why? :confused:
Because its not a brain teaser. You might as well of asked:

What is 7 x 7 x 14 x 25? Or something of that nature. Same level of brain power required (muliplying numbers using mental arthmetic)
 

Kristian

Member
Because its not a brain teaser. You might as well of asked:

What is 7 x 7 x 14 x 25? Or something of that nature. Same level of brain power required (muliplying numbers using mental arthmetic)

From here

A brain teaser is a form of puzzle that involves a lot of thinking (mental/cognitive activity). Normally, this includes thinking in conventional ways with given constraints in mind; sometimes, it also involves lateral thinking. Logic puzzles and riddles are specific types of brain teasers.
From here

brain-teaser - Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

brain-teaser \brain-teaser\ n.
a difficult problem.

Syn: riddle, conundrum, enigma.
[WordNet 1.5]

brain-teaser - WordNet (r) 2.1 (2005) :

brain-teaser
n 1: a difficult problem [syn: riddle, conundrum, enigma,
brain-teaser]
Therefore, something you need to think about (can do all that multiplication instantly?) or use some mental activity (i.e. mental arithmetic) is described as being a brainteaser.

Therefore the OP posted a brain teaser. Yes, it may have been rather simple and straight forward one rather than a logic question or riddle etc, but a brain teaser non the less.

Regards,

Kris.
 

picotto

Novice Member
oh got it, none. it has wheels
 

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