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# Attic Clearance

Mad Ade was clearing some junk from his attic to make room for his used Pizza box collection. Whilst cleaning he came across several insects and spiders. Altogether Mad Ade counted a total of 48 legs, how many insects and how many spiders were in the Attic?

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Four insects (24 legs) and three spiders (24 legs). No other combination will work.Hide Answer Show Answer

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Unless some of the legs had been pulled off by Mad-Ade's naughty nephew!

No, it could be 6 spiders or 8 insects.

He said in the puzzle that it was some of each, not either or, so his answer fits.

its not mentioned that there has to be equal number of spider and insect legs. so there can be 2 insets(8 legs)and 5 spiders(40 legs), or 4insects(16 legs) and 4 spiders(32 legs), or 8 insects(32 legs) and 2 spiders(16 legs). all these combinations will make a total of 48 legs

From what I remember, spiders have 8 legs and insects have 6.

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