### Brain Teasers

# Monkey Taxi Service

Sarah's Simian Taxi Service can transport 120 monkeys in 4 cars. Elphie comes in with her flying monkeys that have broken wings. She wants to transport as many of them as she can to the vet (although the vet might have a heart attack upon sight of the winged monkeys, and the green girl!) with the amount of cars available. Sarah has ten cars available. How many monkeys can Elphie get to the vet?

### Answer

She can transport 300 monkeys.If 4 cars hold 120 monkeys, you do 120/4 and you will get the unit rate, which is 30 monkeys per car. You then do 30 monkeys x 10 cars and get 300 total monkeys.

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Monkeys!!!

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pretty neat teaser but I think you might have given the answer away in it.

jk

pretty neat teaser but I think you might have given the answer away in it.

It kinda of gave away the answer.

Good teaser though, I really like monkeys

Good teaser though, I really like monkeys

Cute!

May 28, 2005

Yea it kinda had the anwser in it, but really cute.

You kind of gave it away, but it was still pretty good.

But would'nt winged monkeys take up alittle more room? And what about the green girl, how big is she?

Would this be flying funky Monkey Math?..I heard this was on the Monkey SAT test .. ha ha .. fun writeup from Oz no less!

Were you thinking of the book, the movie, or other, when you were thinking of Oz?

I thought of Australia then the movie .. then Madagascar (opse.. that's flying foxes)

Oh, well I wasn't thinking of either the book or the movie. There is a musicall called WICKED that I like alot. It tells the story behind the Wzard of Oz. If you see it, you'll never look at the movie (and the Witches) the same way again.

this was ok, but i'm not good at math (although i could do this math) so i didn't like it. Still it was cute

I liked it cuz it had monkey's in it. 'Nuf said

Jun 02, 2005

MAYBE I JUST OVER-READ THINGS BUT I WAS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY MONKEYS THE GIRL WAS TALKING ABOUT

Jun 02, 2005

I MEAN HOW MANY SHE HAD TO TAKE TO THE VET IN THE FIRST PLACE

NICE ONE IT TOOK ME A MINUTE BUT I GOT IT

How does this get approved as a teaser? A very roundabout way to ask:

I can transfer 120 in four taxis, how many can I transport in ten taxis?

That's not a teaser--it's not really even a math problem. HOW can this be 1.37 difficulty?

I can transfer 120 in four taxis, how many can I transport in ten taxis?

That's not a teaser--it's not really even a math problem. HOW can this be 1.37 difficulty?

The difficulty rating does not seem to work. It may be a good problem for someone in primary school.

It's 1.37 in difficulty because you become too disturbed and confused to perform simple calculations properly.

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