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re- 9 eggs is wrong, it says how many eggs would 9 chickens lay in 9 days. that is 81.

However. this could be a quote from asimov's I,robot (page 179)and the answer in that case would be 54.

-re re. The Answer is 54, like it says in Asimov's books (I just read it in his short story book The Complete Robot, page 495). Just think if one chicken laid one and a half eggs in one and a half days the rate would be 1 egg per chicken per day, equaling 81 eggs for 9 chickens in 9 days. However because the question is if one AND A HALF chickens lays one and a half eggs in one and a half days you times 81 by 2/3 giving 54. I could be wrong though. Can anyone add to this?

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04/16/10 RE: Asimov's riddle

Hi, thanks for starting this thread. I was thinking about this riddle recently and it definitely had me scratching my head for a while. It is as much of a logic puzzle as it is a math puzzle.

The way I see it, You need to establish a number ratio to contrast the comparison of 1.5 chickens, eggs and days to the 9 chickens and 9 days (or 1 chicken 1 day)

So, lets say for the sake of finding this mysterious ratio, that each chicken is actually not 1 but 1.5 chickens. So there is an extra .5 (or 1/3) in each day. But we dont have just 1 chicken, we have 9. By taking 9 chickens and dividing it by '1.5 chickens ' we are given 6. Which is 2/3's of 9.

This is how many eggs are laid each day. Multiply this number by your number of days (9) and you get the number 54.

54 is a confusing answer, but the right answer. Besides, Robots are not allowed to lie to humans.

Q: If one and a half chickens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days How many eggs do 9 chicken lay in 9 days?

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Each chicken takes a day and a half to lay one egg. So in 24 days each chicken can lay 2/3 of 24 = 16 eggs. There are 24 chicken so, in all, 24*16 = 384 eggs can be laid.

It takes 12 eggs to make a dozen. If 1.5 chickens produce 1.5 eggs, then 1 chicken produces 1 egg, and it takes 12 chickens to produce 1 dozen eggs.

2 chickens in 2 days lays 2 eggs, so 1/2 egg per chicken per day on the average. With 4 chickens we should get about 2 eggs per day, for a total of 8 eggs after 4 days.

2 hens because 1 hen lays 1 egg a day and 2 hens would lay 12 eggs in 6 days

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Each chicken takes a day and a half to lay one egg. So in 24 days each chicken can lay 2/3 of 24 = 16 eggs. There are 24 chicken so, in all, 24*16 = 384 eggs can be laid.

... well that's stupid whos chiken would lay half an egg! i think the answer is 15 One and a half farmers owning one and a half chickens - is the same as one farmer to one chicken. We can forget about farmers and just focus on chickens. One and a half eggs in one and a half days is the same as two eggs in three days. In ten days one chicken lays 10*2/3 = 6 2/3 eggs ten chickens in ten days lay 60 + 6 + 2/3 = 66 2/3 66 2/3 eggs at $1.5 66 2/3 * 3/2 = 99+6 = $105 10 farmers would make $105 in ten days.

It takes 12 eggs to make a dozen. If 1.5 chickens produce 1.5 eggs, then 1 chicken produces 1 egg, and it takes 12 chickens to produce 1 dozen eggs.

4 days I believe.

Since the number of chickens and eggs are the same, you can simplify both to one. Therefore, a chicken can lay an egg every day and a half. 6/1.5=4, therefore it would take four hens.

2 chickens in 2 days lays 2 eggs, so 1/2 egg per chicken per day on the average. With 4 chickens we should get about 2 eggs per day, for a total of 8 eggs after 4 days.

A half dozen, whether chickens or eggs, will always be 6.