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Hospital Ward

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#49915
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.46)
Submitted By:Kinghal*au*****




There were 100 patients in a road trauma hospital. Some of the patients had only one leg. Half the rest had no legs. In total how many legs did the 100 patients have?


100. The group with one leg each averages one leg per person. The rest are split into 2 equal groups. One group has no legs, so the other group must have 2 legs each, meaning these 2 groups average one leg per patient. Therefore, overall, the average is one leg per patient, therefore there is a total of 100 legs.

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Aug 19, 2013

Nice one!
Aug 19, 2013

I got it wrong but it was fun!
Aug 19, 2013

cool! i kind of cheated--just plugged in some numbers and checked, but I like your explanation
Aug 19, 2013

Loved it!!!
Aug 19, 2013

Loved it!!!
Oct 01, 2013

same here goodluck1923
Apr 16, 2014

I'll join the "goodluck" crowd ....

I guess there's a math formula for this sort of teaser, but math is NOT my strong suite. I rated it TOPS for fun, though, because I love the challenge.

And .... I hope the trauma hospital had LOTS of wheelchairs ....

Apr 16, 2014

Didn't want to start the morning counting how many legs were gone. Zero fun points.
Apr 16, 2014

I have a doctorate in math science, so this was as easy as counting to three But could be interesting or hard for many.
Apr 16, 2014

This is hard! I gat it way wrong, but loved it.
Apr 16, 2014

Well, I was half right...not half wrong. That is all I am saying.
Apr 16, 2014

So, it's Dr. Cutebug now, eh? LOL

This is not my favorite type of teaser, but I loved the comments!

Wide range of players here!

Have a spectacular day, everyone!
Apr 16, 2014

What .... GW .....

Did this teaser leave you ....

... without a leg to stand on ????

BB02 (Victor/Victoria)
Apr 16, 2014

That was awesome! I loved it!
Apr 16, 2014

I am a logic fan as well as a math fan, but this teaser just needed some logic to figure out. Math was not involved at all. Loved it, loved it, loved it. It was easy but fun.
Mar 04, 2015

At first I thought 50 because everyone had 1, but that would make it 100. I know what I meant though.
Sep 15, 2016

too much easy
Sep 15, 2016

suppose "some of the patients" as X. you will get it done in no time

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