Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, January 12, 2009

ONE IS SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER

Congratulations Grammie! You were correct with the answer 10,990 legs on the bus.

There are 7 girls in a bus. (14 legs)
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats. (1372 legs)
For every big cat there are 7 little cats. (9604 legs)
Bus driver is not in the bus at this time.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus? 14 + 1372 + 9604 = 10,990

The seven backpacks for each girl throw most people off track.

Thanks to the brave who tried this problem.

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Did I watch 24 last night? Yes! Did I love it? Yes! Adam of The Jack Sack did and excellent review if you are interested.

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My "I Love Your Blog" was linked yesterday to Jamie Dawn. Today I am linked to another childhood memory at Mary's.



12 comments:

  1. Since I taught 5th grade for several years, I figured that I needed to get that one right...even though I must confess...I did receive a little help from my mathmatically inclined boyfriend, Dave.
    : )

    Have a great day, Granny Annie!
    xoxo

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  2. I didn't even attempt it...too early in the morning, lol. I love to visit the other blogs you link to everyday (although I do read Jamie Dawn everyday). Thanks for sharing all those wonderful people you visit with.

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  3. I KNEW I was wrong! It didn't seem like enough but oh well! Congrats Grammie!

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  4. I missed the seven cats in the backpack and guess I need to read more carefully.

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  5. I have never been good at math !

    Hope that you had a good weekend, Granny Annie - and a good week ahead.

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  6. Remind me to tell you about the time I received an F+ on a math quiz.

    I'm still on season 5 of "24." I love the show but I'm waaay behind.

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  7. umm... yeah, math is so not my thing. i didn't evne try. but thanks to you, i checked out 24 last night. good stuff!

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  8. I would have had the wrong answer. Math and I don't mix!

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  9. Granny Annie,

    Thank you so much for your comments on my "I Remember When" post and thank you also for the Linky Love. I really appreciate it and am glad that you enjoyed the story about the bike.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  10. Marilyn was out on the porch and worked on a big doll house she's making and watched 24. I didn't. I'm working this afternoon and she's taking a nap. See!
    I watched an episode of 24 while running an eliptical two years ago. I almost had a heart attack.

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  11. Of course we watched the 2 HOUR 24 last night...I was on the treadmill for 30 mins when I watched it and time on the treadmill has never flown by so quickly...then I was fully awake to watch the UNIT which I usually fall asleep to!!!

    Did I say thank you for the link in your post from earlier...if not thanks so much..it was very sweet!

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  12. I remember someone emailing me that math problem once. I hate math.

    I visited Mary's blog. That is some freezing, snowy weather she has there! Great photos.

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