Count Legs Puzzle Solution - 11 October
A calamity took a toll on 100 people who were brought to the same hospital. Out of the 100 patients, a few had lost their one leg. From the rest of the patients, half lost both their legs.
Can you calculate how many legs in total do the patients have now?
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SolutionThis is a simple problem that can be solved using average.
The average number of legs per patient who lost one leg is 1.
In the remaining patients, half people dont have a single leg and half have 2 legs. Therefore, the average leg per patient is 1 in this case as well.
Therefore, in total, the average number of legs per patient is 1.
Since there are 100 patients, the number of legs = 100.
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