Six men are carrying boxes holding six cats and each cat has 6 kittens. How many legs are there in total?
1020. There are 6 men with 2 legs each, for a total of 12 legs.
There are 36 cats with 4 legs each for a total of 144 legs.
There are 216 kittens with 4 legs each for a total of 864 legs
12 + 144 + 864 = 1020.
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7 Comments on "Cats and Kittens But No Mittens"
Marc says February 12, 2014 @ 10:03
Actually this answer is incorrect or the question is badly worded. The teaser states that six mean are carrying A (i.e one) box instead of a box each.
Dan says February 12, 2014 @ 11:39
Marc, thanks for the comment, I see your point. I modified the brain teaser to be worded more clearly.
Mary says May 16, 2015 @ 20:41
Actually the teaser is worded correctly it says that “there is 6 men carrying boxes… ” suggesting that each man has a box
Daniel says August 11, 2015 @ 03:21
Mary, you dolt, the teaser was already modified.
ansh says November 30, 2015 @ 21:17
Meg says April 29, 2016 @ 11:49
This riddle doesn’t specify how many cats are in each box, there may only be one cat in each box. The riddle also doesn’t explicitly state that the kittens are in any of the boxes, which means as few as 36 legs could be involved (24 legs for the 6 cats, and 12 for the men carrying the boxes)!
Jackson says July 23, 2016 @ 02:05
The answer is 156. The kittens aren’t in the boxes.
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