If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AL.com)   Pop quiz: A class has 29 students. Twenty students have dogs; 15 have cats. How many have both dogs and cats? If you can't answer this you are dumber than a sixth grader   (blog.al.com) divider line 364
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

33597 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Feb 2012 at 11:44 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



364 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-07 05:22:32 PM  
There's not enough information. We need to know how many have neither. If all cat owners own dogs, 15 have both, 5 have just dogs, 9 have neither. If everyone has at least one pet, 6 have both, 9 have just cats, 14 have just dogs, 0 have neither. So, between 15 and 6.
 
2012-02-07 05:24:34 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information.


A-yup.
 
2012-02-07 05:26:51 PM  
At least 6 but less than 16.
 
2012-02-07 05:28:00 PM  
6 - 15
 
2012-02-07 05:32:28 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information.


I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.
 
2012-02-07 05:38:17 PM  
Is this Alabama Math? Just make up an answer and claim it's right. If other people believe you, you get tax-exempt status and an A in the class.
 
2012-02-07 05:42:13 PM  


I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.


In fairness you were answering the question "do you want to play a special secret game together"
 
2012-02-07 05:44:41 PM  

Tigger: I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.

In fairness you were answering the question "do you want to play a special secret game together"


Hah. You have no idea. Baptist school. Draw your own conclusions.

/And yeah, I know - it's Principal. Damn spell-check.
 
2012-02-07 05:47:09 PM  
School vouchers
 
2012-02-07 06:13:29 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Tigger: I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.

In fairness you were answering the question "do you want to play a special secret game together"

Hah. You have no idea. Baptist school. Draw your own conclusions.

/And yeah, I know - it's Principal. Damn spell-check.


Here's how I was taught to remember it: Your Principal is your PAL.
 
2012-02-07 06:16:36 PM  
Of course, her named was Sr. Mary Cabrini and she was good at haircuts, hem legnthing and advanced ruler useage.
 
2012-02-07 06:16:45 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Benevolent Misanthrope: Tigger: I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.

In fairness you were answering the question "do you want to play a special secret game together"

Hah. You have no idea. Baptist school. Draw your own conclusions.

/And yeah, I know - it's Principal. Damn spell-check.

Here's how I was taught to remember it: Your Principal is your PAL.


Not if your principal shows interest
 
2012-02-07 06:17:29 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information. We need to know how many have neither. If all cat owners own dogs, 15 have both, 5 have just dogs, 9 have neither. If everyone has at least one pet, 6 have both, 9 have just cats, 14 have just dogs, 0 have neither. So, between 15 and 6.


Nerd.
 
2012-02-07 06:25:05 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information. We need to know how many have neither. If all cat owners own dogs, 15 have both, 5 have just dogs, 9 have neither. If everyone has at least one pet, 6 have both, 9 have just cats, 14 have just dogs, 0 have neither. So, between 15 and 6.


Thread over.
 
2012-02-07 06:34:24 PM  
C)? the answer's always C right? Right??
 
2012-02-07 06:35:01 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: TheDumbBlonde: Benevolent Misanthrope: Tigger: I got sent to the Principle's office for saying just that in the 5th grade once.

In fairness you were answering the question "do you want to play a special secret game together"

Hah. You have no idea. Baptist school. Draw your own conclusions.

/And yeah, I know - it's Principal. Damn spell-check.

Here's how I was taught to remember it: Your Principal is your PAL.

Not if your principal shows interest


Ours showed a little too much interest in kids of all ages. His daddy was the pastor, though, so they never did anything to him.
 
2012-02-07 06:45:18 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information. We need to know how many have neither. If all cat owners own dogs, 15 have both, 5 have just dogs, 9 have neither. If everyone has at least one pet, 6 have both, 9 have just cats, 14 have just dogs, 0 have neither. So, between 15 and 6.


Thank you.
 
2012-02-07 07:37:47 PM  
Why do so many dogs have cats?
 
2012-02-07 08:36:26 PM  

thelordofcheese: Why do so many dogs have cats?


Mass hysteria.
 
2012-02-07 08:39:46 PM  
You don't bury survivors.
 
2012-02-07 08:42:28 PM  

exick: Is this Alabama Math? Just make up an answer and claim it's right. If other people believe you, you get tax-exempt status and an A in the class.


If you're wrong, they hang you!
 
2012-02-07 08:42:42 PM  
I saw a turtle.
 
2012-02-07 08:49:06 PM  
The answer is obviously potato.

Bunch of dumbasses around here...
 
2012-02-07 08:55:20 PM  
And how many are TFettes?
 
2012-02-07 09:02:16 PM  

I_C_Weener: And how many are TFettes?


Nowhere did it say "One student owns 15 cats".
 
2012-02-07 09:03:10 PM  

I_C_Weener: And how many are TFettes?


That would skew the sample do to the number of cats.
 
2012-02-07 09:05:05 PM  
Due. Damn. Also I need to clean the liter box. (es).
 
2012-02-07 09:08:30 PM  
It doesn't matter if the sixth grader is smarter than me. I can beat up the sixth grader. Probably.
 
2012-02-07 09:15:23 PM  
Culturally biased problem. And, by culture, I mean it's true that 3 cats equal 1 dog.
 
2012-02-07 09:29:16 PM  

Rex_Banner: It doesn't matter if the sixth grader is smarter than me. I can beat up the sixth grader. Probably.


However, the sixth grader can most likely nail more hot teachers than you can.
 
2012-02-07 09:31:08 PM  
One student has 15 cats, twenty students have one dog each, and the remaining students have stupid pets like parakeets and rabbits and one of them has a dead hermit crab but he doesn't even know it's dead because he hasn't given it any water in a week.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-02-07 09:35:50 PM  
A class has 29 students. Twenty students have dogs; 15 have cats. How many have both dogs and cats?

We have a Pit Bull, the other 28 students had a Pekingese and/or cat. The answer is one students had one dog full of dogs and cats.

/whatdidiwin
 
2012-02-07 09:37:32 PM  
Oh wait. I don't have any cats. Whew.
 
2012-02-07 09:38:40 PM  
You're all wrong. The correct answer is: Cut taxes and reduce burdensome government regulations.
 
2012-02-07 09:44:15 PM  
potato
 
2012-02-07 09:54:51 PM  
I need to know what B class has as pets: ferrets? Vietnamese potbelly pigs? tiny giraffes??
 
2012-02-07 09:55:05 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Oh wait. I don't have any cats. Whew.


So there's something else in your life that smells like a dirty litterbox?
 
2012-02-07 09:55:54 PM  
15. The students who don't have dogs all live where pets are not allowed so they don't have cats either.
Ala-fncking-bama.
 
2012-02-07 10:11:26 PM  
Green?
 
2012-02-07 10:12:16 PM  
www.demotivation.us

Not enough info because those are, like, two separate set of numbers.
 
2012-02-07 10:23:49 PM  
Odd, my calculator says the answer is 5318008.
 
2012-02-07 10:26:26 PM  
Dogs and Cats?

When you put it that way, it's zero to fifteen.
 
2012-02-07 10:47:10 PM  
Potato!
 
2012-02-07 10:52:28 PM  
I was told there would be no math
 
2012-02-07 10:57:21 PM  
I have both, but I'm not a student. This puzzle is all kinds of messed up.
 
2012-02-07 10:57:23 PM  
Dear Math,

I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems.

/yes I stole it off a t-shirt
//it still makes me giggle
///slashies
 
2012-02-07 11:00:18 PM  
SHOOT THE HOSTAGE!
 
2012-02-07 11:17:13 PM  

namegoeshere: 6 - 15


I disagree. Problem does not state that the numbers given are exact. For example, the statements "my left hand has 3 fingers" and "my left hand has 5 fingers" are both correct. So the numbers in the problem are only proven to be minimum values.

So, there are between 29 and infinity students in the class.
Between 20 and infinity of them have dogs
Between 15 and infinity of them have cats

Thus, there are between 0 and infinity students with both cats and dogs.

/ We could maybe say between 0 and 6 billion if we assume the students are humans.
 
2012-02-07 11:19:20 PM  

RodneyToady: There's not enough information. We need to know how many have neither. If all cat owners own dogs, 15 have both, 5 have just dogs, 9 have neither. If everyone has at least one pet, 6 have both, 9 have just cats, 14 have just dogs, 0 have neither. So, between 15 and 6.


Indeed. Otherwise,we'd have incomplete Venn diagrams.
 
2012-02-07 11:47:58 PM  
Ha, my husband read that article earlier. He's a doctor and didn't know how to solve it. I knew the answer though when he asked me :)

I loves math and/or logic.
 
Displayed 50 of 364 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report