# Try to solve this

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emmuhubposted 7 years ago

In a Vehicle 7 peoples are travelling and they are carrying "7 boxes" each and "7 Mother dogs in each bag" and "every Dog is carrying 7 Puppies"....
Here comes the question "How many legs are in this Vehicle"

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Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

14 people legs.  The people each have 7 boxes...
and the dogs are in bags-- we have no idea where the bags are at or how many of them there are, so they and the puppies don't count.

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Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

see...that was my first thought, then I thought it was a typo....oh well. Once, I looked up gulliable in the dictionary to prove to my father it was really there. he laughed and said.....ok, now read the definition!!

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Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

I figured it might be a typo, but most riddles are based on the exact wording, so I decided to take it at face value.

P.S.  I looked up gullible too...

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Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

7 people = 14 legs

each of the 7 people have 7 boxes, which totals 49 boxes

each of the 49 boxes has 7 mother dogs in it, which equals 343 mother dogs.

if 1 mother dog has 4 legs, then 343 mother dogs have a total of 1,372 legs.

moreover, each mother dog is pregnant with 7 puppies. 7 puppies have a combined total of 28 legs.

343 mother dogs pregnant with 7 puppies equals 2401 puppies.

2401 puppies have 9604 legs.

9604 + 14= 9618 legs.

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Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

I HATE MATH  I forgot to x by 7 one more time.....

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Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

9604 is just the puppies? plus 14 plus 196 for mom dogs...why are there dogs in bags anyway?

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Jawa Lunkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

You don't tell us how many bags there are...

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Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

There are 14 individual legs or 7 sets of legs. Animals don't have legs, per se, they are considered paws or limbs. The description of a leg, would be only descriptive to the PEOPLE in the Vehicle.

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caravalhophotoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

I have to go with 14 only because the dogs and puppies are in boxes and bags and are being carried...they could be in another vehicle or trailor...my answer is 14...okay when do we get the answer?

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caravalhophotoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Okay, 9,618 legs is my second guess, yes..I cheated, I just read the answer good job Tina V.

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Justine76posted 7 years ago

42
unless you count the puppies, then 70, that is if everyone has the correct amount of legs.
ooops..7 boxes each....
1374 w/o puppies
2746 counting puppies

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago

9,618 legs

did i get it right? hhhmmm. . .

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emmuhubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Care to provide an explanation?

9,618 equals the number I came up with for puppies legs + human legs - what about the mother dogs?

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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if   :  7 people X 7 boxes = 49 boxes
49 boxes X 7 mother dogs = 343 dogs
343 dogs X 7 puppies = 2,401

if each mother dogs and puppies have 4 legs

then 2,401 X 4  legs = 9,604 animal legs

if 7 people X 2 legs = 14 legs of people

then add: 9,604 + 14 legs of people = 9,618

then final answer: 9,618 legs in the vehicle

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

But you're not counting the 1,372 legs of the mother dogs (343 mother dogs X 4 legs each)???  That's where I got my answer of 10,990 - the same way you did, plus I counted teh mother dogs' legs...

Am I missing something here??

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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Oh my goodness!  emmuhub should be the one to provide his answer because this is his riddle. I was giving my guess also.

Anyway, let's try to analyze it again.

The riddle says that in a vehicle there were 7 people carrying 7 boxes each.  So  7 people X 7 boxes = 49 boxes

There were 7 mother dogs in each boxes.
So 49 boxes X 7  mother dogs = 343 mother dogs

Each mother dogs was carrying 7 puppies.
So 343 mother dogs X 7 puppies = 2,401 puppies

Therefore,
343 mother dogs + 2,401 puppies = 2,744 dogs & puppies

Dogs & puppies have 4 legs each.
So 2,744 dogs & puppies X 4 legs = 10,976 animal legs

7 people have 2 legs each = 14 legs

Therefore,
10,976 animal legs + 14 people legs = 10,990 legs

Thus, final answer should be 10,990 legs in a vehicle.

emmuhub, can you confirm if this is correct? Or are there any more answers to this riddle?

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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emmuhub, thank you. . . thank you.

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R.G. San Ramonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Gah...this is so embarrassing...posting a question, and you don't even know the right answer...oh well.

Puppies' legs = 7^4 x 4 = 9604
Mother Dogs' legs = 7^3 x 4 = 1372
People's legs = 7 x 2 = 14

So 9604 + 1372 + 14 = 10990.

Cosette was right with the explanation but she did not add the mother dogs' legs. Lily Rose also got it right. Oh well.

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irwanfazriposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Yeah, but the original poster that asked the question said that 9,618 was correct (see below) and didn't bother to provide an explanation as to why!  If you're going to start a thread like this, shouldn't you keep up with the answers and answer people's questions and give feedback???

Ok, I'm getting way too worked up over a math problem!

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Yeah, but the original poster that asked the question said that 9,618 was correct (see below) and didn't bother to provide an explanation as to why!  If you're going to start a thread like this, shouldn't you keep up with the answers and answer people's questions and give feedback???

Ok, I'm getting way too worked up over a math problem!

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago

hi cosette,

the riddle doesn't say that the mother dogs are pregnant.  so i also come up with the 9,618 legs.

if we assume that the mother dogs are pregnant, we will only have a result of 1,386 legs because the puppies will not be counted as having legs inside the vehicle.

what do you think?

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cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

OOH! a trick question! I incorrectly assumed "carrying" meant "with puppy".

and "inside the vehicle" - I hadn't even considered that. good sleuthing!

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TINA Vposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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pay2cEMposted 7 years ago

14 by my count.

(how many animals of each kind did Moses take on the ark?)

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Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

2

14 is my final answer on the first question

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Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Hey Justine,

Was MOSES the Person who supposedly created the Ark for the Animals?

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pay2cEMposted 7 years ago

Moses?

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Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

did you not read my gulliable story?  haha you got me....

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SimeyCposted 7 years ago

I really don't want to be one of those people in the vehicle - it must be very cramped....I did play 'how many students can you get in a phone box' in college, I never played 'how many legs can you get in a vehicle' though!!!

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

Well, if you are using "box" and "bag" interchangeably and the mother dogs are not pregnant, so the puppies are real, then there's a total of 10,990 legs which includes all human legs (14), mother dogs' legs (1372) and all puppies' legs (9604).

I you read exactly as written, then who knows where the heck the "bags" are that contain the mother dogs, so all we know for sure that is in the car is 14 legs.

So when might we get ananswer to this??

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IzzyMposted 7 years ago

How do we know that any of the people in the vehicle actually HAVE legs? They could have lost them to accident or disease....?

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SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

I'm sure a few legs may have dropped off because of the cramped conditions in the vehicle...and maybe there's a rabid puppy or dog biting legs off too!

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mel22posted 7 years ago

your question says mother dogs in each bag but before that it says 7 boxes.. were you suppose to tell us how many bags were in each box also or was bag suppose to be box? i'm supposing 7 bags in each box. is that correct

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mel22posted 7 years ago

maybe some puppies ,born to some mother dogs ,were born with 3 legs to some of the ladies who were one -legged. just saying!

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01iposted 7 years ago

I think I know the answer to the discrepancies.

During the transfer from the boxes to the bags, several of the dogs recieved very bad paper cuts, and lost their legs

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Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

Yes, that's it!  Why didn't I think of that!  Emmuhub must be too embarassed to tell us this...

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