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# Dying Cows

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### #11 hudsongirl95

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:47 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 that means there are 9 left. You may have read through the problem too fast. Look at it again.
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### #12 courtney ohlmann

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:34 AM

If a farmer has 17 cows, and all but nine die, then he would have eight left. I am still trying to figure out how some people came out with nine cows are alive. 17-9=8, there is no nine included.
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### #13 the new riddler

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:20 AM

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

9, that's how many you said didn't die
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### #14 babbal

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:09 AM

If the problem isn't completed, it could be any from 0 to 17. Note that there is no period at the end of the problem, so it might be how many did he have left of him, and he might be standing to the right, left, or in the middle of them, so you don't know how many are to the left of you.
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### #15 emeraldcity

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:10 AM

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

9
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### #16 alls22

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:38 PM

9
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### #17 RiddleRookie

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:53 PM

since all but 9 die, I'd say those 9 are left
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### #18 qofnight

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:44 PM

I admit I have have been wrong about these things before, but since the person posing the question did not specify if the cows had to be alive or not, I think that there are two correct answers to this particular question. Vanango's answer is valid and so is the more obvious answer, 9.
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### #19 jofis

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:36 PM

9
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### #20 elderw

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:29 AM

17
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