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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?

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.

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

1. 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.

1. That was not for you my bad

2. where does he get the other 12 from

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

3. 6 X __=72 6 x 12 = 72

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

11. 14 and cancer in his lungs

12. 14.3 if you wanna be tech about it.

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.

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.

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

14. None can't smoke cigarette butt.

15. None can't smoke cigarette butt.

16. I'm 12 and what is this?

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

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

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.

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.

21. 12 because every 6 butts is 1 ciggerate

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.

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;)

24. 12, as 72 divided by 6 is 12

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