I am the owner of a pet store. If I put in one canary per cage, I have one bird too many. If I put in two canaries per cage, I have one cage too many. How many cages and canaries do I have?
Four canaries and three cages.
If you put one canary in each cage, you have an extra bird without a cage. However, if you put two canaries in each cage then you have two canaries in the first cage, two canaries in the second cage and an extra cage.
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3 Comments on "Canaries in the Cage"
Scot says July 8, 2015 @ 19:39
4 canaries and 3 cages
Riddle Mistress says May 10, 2018 @ 16:47
Seriously, can’t it be 2 birds and 3 cages, or 7 birds and 8 cages, or 1 billion birds and 1 billion and 1 cages???
Riddle Mistress says May 10, 2018 @ 16:48
Oh never mind…
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