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    I got this puzzle in an e-mail, the answer of which is the password to a file attached (it is safe). The answer I get is 9618, but it can't open the file. Am I doing something wrong?
    Scenario:
    There is a bus with 7 girls inside,
    Each girl has 7 bags,

    Inside each bag, there are 7 Big cats,
    Each Big cat has 7 small cats,
    All cats have 4 Legs each!

    Question: How many Legs are there inside the bus?


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    Perhaps you're meant to include the bus driver.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    I got this puzzle in an e-mail, the answer of which is the password to a file attached (it is safe). The answer I get is 9618, but it can't open the file. Am I doing something wrong?
    Scenario:
    There is a bus with 7 girls inside,
    Each girl has 7 bags,

    Inside each bag, there are 7 Big cats,
    Each Big cat has 7 small cats,
    All cats have 4 Legs each!

    Question: How many Legs are there inside the bus?
    I'd say 14.

    I'd assume the rest are inside bags. I found it interesting & humorous for the question to indicate cats are four-legged. What a revelation The question also does not indicate whether the bags are inside the bus.
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    I tried both of those, no dice. I noticed the useless mension that cats have four legs too, but thought they included it to draw your attention away from the girls' legs. It might be a prank. :?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    I got this puzzle in an e-mail, the answer of which is the password to a file attached (it is safe). The answer I get is 9618, but it can't open the file. Am I doing something wrong?
    Scenario:
    There is a bus with 7 girls inside,
    Each girl has 7 bags,

    Inside each bag, there are 7 Big cats,
    Each Big cat has 7 small cats,
    All cats have 4 Legs each!

    Question: How many Legs are there inside the bus?
    You forgot to count the legs of the big cats which would be another 7 x 4= 28 more legs per bag equalling 28legs x 49bags or an extra 1372 legs.

    Answer is 9618 + 1372= 10990
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    Ah yes. How stupid of me! It worked! :wink:
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