### Brain Teasers

# 3 Cats

It takes three cats three minutes to catch three mice. (Each cat can catch a mouse in three minutes.)

Assuming they continue catching mice at the same pace, how long will it take the three cats to catch 100 mice?

Assuming they continue catching mice at the same pace, how long will it take the three cats to catch 100 mice?

### Hint

100 divided by 3 equals ______.### Answer

102 minutesEach cat catches a mouse in three minutes. It would take them six minutes to catch six, nine to catch nine, and 99 to catch 99; but what about the 100th mouse? It would still take a cat three minutes to catch him, making the total 102 minutes.

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## Comments

I got it after some thinking but that was very good!! It made me think!!

ahhh i c very good

Ok.... that was a good one. I thought it was too easy until I read the answer. I feel dumb now.

I don't get it

it was fun...

each cat would catch 33 mices in 99 minutes. and then one of those cats would have to volunteer to catch the last mouse for the groupd which would be 3 minutes more...

hehehehe

each cat would catch 33 mices in 99 minutes. and then one of those cats would have to volunteer to catch the last mouse for the groupd which would be 3 minutes more...

hehehehe

What if all 3 ganged up on the last mouse?(!) Just being a little pedantic, nice teaser.

Haha I get it but it took me a while I dont like math to much

I was doing it right then changed my mind and went down a different path! Shame on me! It was fun trying though, well at least for me, but not those poor little mice!

you got me, i thought 100 minutes

Yes too many people will try to use ratios

it would = 100 mins because if 1 cat can catch a mouse in 3 mins then 3 cats would catch a mouse in 1 duhhhh!!!

Nowhere in the teaser does it say that 3 cats can catch 1 mouse in 1 minute.

P. S. : duhhh!

P. S. : duhhh!

it was fun and easy!!

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