# Todays test.

Here is the homework one of my staffs daughters brought home last night. ( Daughter is 11)

To solve the question you are only allowed to use a pencil and paper, no electronic aids.

Her and her daughter spent 90 mins on the puzzle and didn't get an answer.

Took me less than 2 mins to work it out.

Time yourself and see how long it takes.

After I gave her the answer she texted it to her daughter at school as the daughter lost a lot of sleep last night worrying about it.

To solve the question you are only allowed to use a pencil and paper, no electronic aids.

Her and her daughter spent 90 mins on the puzzle and didn't get an answer.

Took me less than 2 mins to work it out.

Time yourself and see how long it takes.

**You go to a beach.**

At the beach there are fish, dogs and people.

Between them they have 56 legs, 48 eyes and 16 tails.

How many people, fish and dogs are at the beach?

At the beach there are fish, dogs and people.

Between them they have 56 legs, 48 eyes and 16 tails.

How many people, fish and dogs are at the beach?

After I gave her the answer she texted it to her daughter at school as the daughter lost a lot of sleep last night worrying about it.

Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

## Replies

7,365Senior MemberTook me 2.7 seconds.

What did I win?

Mike

Walking away seems to be a lost art form."

N454casull27,457Senior Member12 people

4 fish

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”―Douglas Adams1,482Senior MemberI think you're short on some tails? 4 fish & 8 dogs give 12 tails Orch is looking for more tail than that. Ain't that just like him?

I get

6 fish

8 people

10 dogs.

Took about 6 minutes but then I used a pen instead of a pencil so maybe I cheated?

Paul

27,457Senior Memberbut not with the food!I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”―Douglas Adams8,181Senior MemberA remedial course in maths............lol

10,923Senior Member8 people, 10 dogs, 6 fish, time: 45sec

8,194Senior Member10 dogs - 20 eyes, 40 legs, 10 tails

6 fish - 12 eyes, 0 legs, 6 tails

48 eyes, 56 legs, 16 tails

And darn, wouldn't you know it! I forgot to time myself.

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6,244Senior MemberWhat's scary is Tennmike used to work in nuclear power. :tooth:

1,421Senior Member3,947Senior Member1,726Senior MemberYou are one of them.

6,557Senior MemberFixed it.

6,557Senior MemberI used Common Core and got "the jews started WW2".

6,992Senior Member8 people, 10 dogs, 6 fish...

And the math...

There are 48 eyes, which means there are 24 individuals.

There are 16 tails. Humans do not have tails, therefore: 24 - 16 = 8 humans, remainder 16 individuals.

Humans have two legs, while dogs have four but fish have none. There are 56 total legs, eight humans have 16 total legs = 56-16 = 40 remaining legs. Dogs have legs and fish do not. 40 legs / 4 dog legs = 10 dogs.

24 individuals - 8 humans - 10 dogs = 6 fish

Answer:

8 humans

10 dogs

6 fish

D

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3,763Senior MemberI will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270

3,947Senior MemberThat was a math question??? So solly.

2,559Senior Member819Senior MemberFun problem. I enjoy these, but my wife hates them. This is how she sees them:

If I have 8 pencils and you have 12 reindeer, how many pancakes would fit on the moon? Purple, because aliens don't wear hats.

24,862Senior Member419Member6 fish

10 dogs

Took me 7 minutes.

STEALTH COMPETENTI know what I'm doing, it just doesn't look like it.

8,181Senior Member69? ..............is that wishful thinking?

12,069Senior MemberAround here, rednecks are good at math...I mean meth.