Friday, January 11, 2008

Are you up to the Challenge? I wasn't!

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

There are 7 girls on a bus

Each girl has 7 backpacks

In each backpack, there are 7 big cats

For every big cat there are 7 little cats

Question: How many legs are there in the bus?

I'll post the answer tomorrow and tell a little behind the scenes moment. I was ROFL at myself for hours over this.


Anonymous said...

Yeah... funny story alright Mama!!!

Lori said...

Funny Rebecca! It just didn't make sense to me is all.

MaMa said...

I too am still trying to find the answer, Rebecca said my answer was WRONG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and I really tried to get the answer, now I am back to the drawing board! Before you post the right answer. Sorry to say our 5th grader was way off...hehe


Lori said...

O.k. Mom,

Let me know if you need a little hint.

BTW-My first answer was 70.


mama said...

how about 1386 legs?

MaMa still working on this hehe

Lori said...

No Ma, not even close.

Here is a hint.

Count all the legs:

each girl has Two legs,
each girl has Seven backpacks (backpacks do not have legs hehe,)
in each of the seven backpacks are Seven big cats (4 legs each,)
for every big cat there are Seven little cats (each little cat has 4

Lori said...


You have me laughing out loud thinking of you and Shi Shi trying to figure this out.


I can't wait to tell you my story.

Still ROFL!


Jim said...

I'd say fourteen but that probably is wrong.
Hi Lori, I've been hiding from blogging mostly. I left a dumb Spice Girl worst dressed blog that was just blogger 'click' and write a paragraph and add the picture and then today has Adi selling real estate.
I will post for Sunday, it will include Adi big time again.
And I haven't read hardly any at all either. Just you, Cliff, and Merle (recent commenters, three).
Maybe next week will slow down. I'm never as busy as you, I know.
Glad your stepdad is home and better. We will keep on praying for him and all of you.

Neva said...

412 or so unless there is a bus driver?


Anonymous said...

this is some funny reading... hehe! love ya mama!!

Lori said...

I love you too Becca.

I have the spare room already for your next visit. Make it fast because I really miss you.

Love your,


groovyoldlady said...


I've heard this THIS way before:

As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with 7 wives, every wife had 7 sacks, every sack had 7 cats, every cat had 7 kits,
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives...How many were going to St. Ives?

The answer, of course, is that only ONE person is going to St. Ives - just me. "AS I was going..."

Your twist on the tale totally threw me!

Lori said...


It threw me too!