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#1 brain_bashed25

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:40 AM

A farmer has 17 cows all but 9 die. How many did he have left
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:43 AM

All but 9 what? If you mean all but 9 cows die. Clearly, he has 8 cows alive.
This is like a kiddy math problem
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:35 AM

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if all but 9 die that means 9 are alive.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:49 AM

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I have posted a variation on this one (with apples not cows) a while ago ... for more similar questions check these short ones
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#5 brain_bashed25

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:49 PM

All but 9 what? If you mean all but 9 cows die. Clearly, he has 8 cows alive.
This is like a kiddy math problem



If all BUT 9 die than he has 9 alive. not 8
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#6 rockypg

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:50 AM

All but 9 what? If you mean all but 9 cows die. Clearly, he has 8 cows alive.
This is like a kiddy math problem




kiddy? hehehe
maybe you should go back to kiddy school then
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#7 unreality

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:49 AM

hehe I was just gonna say that



Spoiler for all Yak Hunters

Edited by rookie1ja, 21 August 2008 - 11:21 PM.
scavenger hunt

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#8 vanango

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:54 PM

A farmer has 17 cows all but 9 die. How many did he have left


17 cows.

a cow is a cow, dead or alive.
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#9 unreality

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:20 AM

good point :D vanago just showed us *goes back to kiddy school*
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:29 AM

That was an interesting problem. I didn't get it right though because i was looking for a hidden answer. Vanango has a really good point, i agree.
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