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Smart Math Problem - 13 March

As they say, beggars can't be choosers, in fact begger take what they can get. A begger on the street can make one cigarette out of every 6 cigarette butts he finds. After one whole day of searching and checking public ashtrays the begger finds a total of 72 cigarette butts. How many cigarettes can he make and smoke from the butts he found?

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    1. You are write it is 12 because you multiply 6 and 12 and it makes 72 and your missing number is 12 so it is 12.

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    2. The problem is asking how many he can smoke. It never says he has a lighter

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  2. 14

    If the beggar can make a whole cigarette from 6 butts then he can make 12 cigarettes from the 72 he found. Once he smokes those, he then will have another 12 butts, which gives him enough to make another 2 cigarettes. A total of 14.

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    1. That was not for you my bad

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    2. where does he get the other 12 from

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    3. Everyone is wrong, the correct answer is none, because the begger doesent have a lighter

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  3. 14 and shut up about blogs and twitter

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  4. Smart answer... 14

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  5. He can make 12, but smoke none, because he doesn't have a lighter.

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  6. he can make 12 because you divide 72 by 6

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  7. For those still scratching their heads on how the answer is 14... . "A begger on the street can make one cigarette out of every 6 cigarette butts he finds." you take the 72 he found and divide it by 6 which gives you a total of 12. You then take those 12 butts he smoked and divide by 6. For a grand total or 14. Stupid I know.

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  8. C'mon it is 14. Mr anomynus is smart.

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  9. All pig heads ... Its 15
    12 out of 72
    2 out of 12
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    1 out of last 2

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    1. You cant make 1 out if 2 it is one out of 6 so it is 14 idiot

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    2. well im not because i got it right 14 ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  10. I'm 10 and I worked out 14 some of you lot are idiots lol

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  11. 14 and cancer in his lungs

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  12. 14.3 if you wanna be tech about it.

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    1. Well done.

      I came up with the same answer.

      But only if a whole cigarette is allowed to be smoked.

      If a fraction of a cigarette is allowed to be smoked, it would go on indefinitely.

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    2. Well done.

      I came up with the same answer.

      But only if a whole cigarette is allowed to be smoked.

      If a fraction of a cigarette is allowed to be smoked, it would go on indefinitely.

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  13. None, it doesn't say he has a lighter so he doesn't smoke any.

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  14. None can't smoke cigarette butt.

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  15. None can't smoke cigarette butt.

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  16. I'm 12 and what is this?

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  17. The answer is 12 because 72 /12=6

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  18. He can make 12 but he can't smoke them until he finds a lighter and after he finds the lighter and smokes them he'll have the cigaret buts left over and then he can meek two more out of them

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  19. The exact answer is 14.333

    72 ÷ 6 =12

    After smoking the 12 made, he has 2 more (12 butt ÷ 6 = 2 for a total of 14.

    After smoking the 2, he has one third of a cigarette (2 is one third of 6 which is .333.

    Answer at this point is 14.333
    But sold ho on indefinitely unless he can not smoke less than one whole cigarette making the answer 14.333.

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  20. The exact answer is 14.333

    72 ÷ 6 =12

    After smoking the 12 made, he has 2 more (12 butt ÷ 6 = 2 for a total of 14.

    After smoking the 2, he has one third of a cigarette (2 is one third of 6 which is .333.

    Answer at this point is 14.333
    But sold ho on indefinitely unless he can not smoke less than one whole cigarette making the answer 14.333.

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  21. 12 because every 6 butts is 1 ciggerate

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  22. it should be 15 but not 14 because after he made 12 cigarettes, he still have 4 cigarette butts left.(76-72=4) and he can make another 2 as (12+4)/6=2...4. after that he still have 6 cigarette butts left so he can make one more. therefore the answer = 12+2+1=15.

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  23. The answer is 14, I didn't get that at first because I know nothing about smoking, but it is a great brain teaser;)

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  24. 12, as 72 divided by 6 is 12

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  25. that was really easy i learn that in like 5th grade

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