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# Ranchers

Rancher Joe was describing his "grand farm" to everyone at the general store when Farmer Sam said it was probably just a little two horse farm. Joe straightened his shoulders and said, "I'll have you know that my farm has all horses but two, all cows but two, and all pigs but two." How many animals does Joe own?

### Answer

3, one of each type of animal.Hide Answer Show Answer

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What?

Doesn't make any sense to me.

"all horses but two" means one horse?

Doesn't make any sense to me.

"all horses but two" means one horse?

all but 2 means anything except 2.

joe's a dimwit!

If it can be any number "but 2" then how do you exactly end up with only one answer and that is a"1"???

ok..i think i can see how to get the answer after SEEING the answer, but getting it without looking, i don't kno how to. but after looking, you kno there are 3 animals. all horses but 2 -- that leaves 1 is a horse, and etc for the cow and pig. but getting the 3 animals in the first place, i have to go with megan....i don't see how all but 2 can neccesarily equal 1.

ok then again...rethinking this here. all horses but 2, that leaves an infinite amount of numbers. but when he says all cows but 2, if 2 are NOT cows, then you can have a max of 1 horse, because it said in the horses 2 others are different animals. so you kno there is a cow and a horse. then it says all are pigs but 2. so that goes the same for the horse and the cow. therefore, my previous post then takes over. i THINK that is the logic behind it...correct me if i'm wrong. geez that looks complicated lookin back...,lol...but its the best i can do at explaining.

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