Many of us have gone to school and have encountered some difficult questions. In the end, we usually get through it with the help of a classmate or a teacher.
Now that we are out of school, who is there to help us with these difficult questions? Facebook!
Like most of us, you'll probably scroll through the slew of Facebook comments to one, find the answer, and two, to view everyone else's answers.
Without further ado, here's the question:
"The Battle of English and Mathematics"
1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river. Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river. Every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands.
How many animals are going towards the river?
Let us know what you got!
Answer: 5 animals.
Why might you be asking? Or how in Pete's name did you get 5? Let us show you.
1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river. So, 1 animal is going towards the river.
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river. This one is tricky. To some, it may imply that each of the 6 elephants saw 2 monkeys going towards the river. However, the description does not explicitly say that each elephant saw 2 different monkeys. Hence, the implicit rules apply, and we can reason that the 2 monkeys are the same.
Lastly, every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands. The 2 monkeys are holding one parrot each, so the answer is 2 parrots.
In total, 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys, and 2 parrots equal 5 animals going towards the river.
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