# need help with this one please

• Sep 9th 2009, 05:22 PM
denzel
need help with this one please
hi people. im new to this. looks like ye got a good site going here, can comeone help me with this problem please as i cant get the right answer at all. here is the question:

ailis,bre,casy and darcy are travelling on a tourist bus. each of them has 3 baskets in each hand. there are 4 cats in every basket. every cat has 5 kittens. at the bus stop casy and darcy got off. mary got on.

how many legs are there on the bus??

appreciate all replies
thanks alot people
• Sep 9th 2009, 06:01 PM
denzel
2150
• Sep 10th 2009, 06:42 AM
Niall101
This was a quiz on tv last night for €10,000. first off I wouldnt waste your money calling in as its impossible to get through. its a scam. But here is the answer(s)

Each basket has 4 cats and 20 kittens =24
So each person has 6*24 Animals = 144
Each animal has 4 legs = 144*4=576 legs per each person Plus their own 2 legs = 578

Two of them get off and there are 2 left so 578*2=1156 plus mary who got on who has 2 legs = 1156+2=1158 legs in total.

BUT they dont say who is driving the bus so if there is also a driver it will be 1160 legs
And it also doest say if there is a tour guide on the bus either as it is a tour bus lol

But if each cat has 5 kittens, This could also mean that 2 cats have 5 kittens between them (mother and father) so both would still have 5 kittens which would give a much lower answer.

AND it doesnt say the kittens are in the baskets.

They ask these questions which are very vague in the hope that nobody wins and they get all your money ;)