How Many Legs On The Bus?

Here’s a little brain-teaser for you. There are these seven kids who love, love, love cats. They are packing their cats into carriers and going to Camp Catawaller for a week. While there, they will camp out in tents and trees (the cats will be in the trees), go fishing (with the proceeds going mostly to the cats), go hiking, and will of course roast marshmallows and fish sticks over an open fire. No cell phones and no laser lights allowed!

Cats on a bus

None of that has anything to do with the brain teaser, I just wanted to give you a little background before I lay out the brain teaser. So, put your thinking caps on, here it comes…

children on bus

There is a bus with 7 children inside. They all love cats.

7 Cat Carriers

Each child has 7 cat carriers. (A lot to handle, but these are talented kids!)

Cats in a Carrier

Inside each carrier there are 7 big cats. (These are very roomy carriers.)

7 kittens

Each big cat has 7 small cats. (They’re kittens, actually.)

cat legs

All of the cats and kittens have 4 legs each. (Standard amount of legs.)

Legs on Bus

So, how many legs are on the bus?

Here’s a recap:

  • There are 7 children on the bus.
  • Each child has 7 carriers.
  • Inside each carrier there are 7 big cats.
  • Each big cat has 7 small cats.
  • All cats have 4 legs each.
  • How many legs are on the bus?

Ok, there really 3 possible answers that I will accept as correct. One would be considered a trick question, and another would kinda sorta be, too. And then there is just doing the math. Let’s see if all 3 answers are given!

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