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#1 mmiguel

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

A number of bats are in a cave.
• 4563 bats can see out of their left eye.
• 3645 bats can see out of the right eye.
• At least 5436 bats cannot see out of their left eye.
• At least 6354 bats cannot see out of their right eye.
What is the smallest number of bats that can be in the cave?
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#2 Potok

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

And the 9999 is prolly an obviously wrong answer ?
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

5534
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#4 jim

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

Could the answer be 0 bats--since nothing was said in the subsequent lines about the bats mentioned being in the cave?
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

Spoiler for I also got

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

Could the answer be 0 bats--since nothing was said in the subsequent lines about the bats mentioned being in the cave?

Spoiler for Along the same lines

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#7 rstevens0229

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Wouldn't the answer be all of them?
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:27 PM

The answer is one. The question asked is what is the smallest number of bats in the cave. It does not matter that the bats are blind, myopic or wearing eye patches! The answer is one because that it is one more than none. As for the answer being zero i would point out that the question asks about the number of bats IN the cave and semantically this rules out a null equation.
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#9 mmiguel

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:36 AM

You guys are funny.

Spoiler for what i had in mind

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