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    Puppies

    I have just seen this on one of those prolific and irritating quiz programmes that charge premium rates to viewers guessing an answer. This was not answered but I was interested to see what you people thought.

    14 puppies play catch with 16 puppies, so many puppies.

    How many puppies?

    I can tell you they did not accept 2 or 16!!!!
    Jerry

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    Re: Puppies

    2 possible answers, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3 or 4, (the word appears 3 times in the first sentence plus once in the question)</span hide>

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    Re: Puppies

    Okay, I'll fall for it.......It depends on whether the irritating quiz program was trying to be "tricky" with the answer they might want! <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">For the simpleton type of question that only requires simple maths skills, the answer would be 30.</span hide>

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    Re: Puppies

    I agree with you that it is one of those "quiz" programmes that has a defined answer. I too went for 30 and then I went for 16 (of those 16 puppies 14 played with the 16 <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>)

    I am tending to agree with Tony about the fact there are 3 or 4 puppies (written on the page), there is no defined logic
    Jerry

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    Re: Puppies

    Another possibility is 238 (=14*17); this assumes that there are 14 puppies, each of whom plays catch with a distinct group of 16 puppies.
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