### Brain Teasers

# Math with Fish

I caught ten fish without an I,

And nine without a tail.

Six had no head,

And half of eight

I weighed upon the scale.

Now who can tell me as I ask it,

How many fish were in my basket?

And nine without a tail.

Six had no head,

And half of eight

I weighed upon the scale.

Now who can tell me as I ask it,

How many fish were in my basket?

### Answer

0. If you take the I(1) off the 10 you have 0. If you take the tail off 9 you have 0. If you take the head off 6 you get 0. If you cut 8 in half, you get 0. Do the math.It's 0!

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## Comments

Very clever!

u got me on that one.

gee thanks. I'm sat here with bits of paper all around me wondering why I can't get my algebra to work. Nice one

thanx guys. its one of my favorite. glad I could please you.

cool, had me fooled!

Excellent. As only a fisherman who has caught zero fish would know.

Whoever made that one up must be a brainbox. That is so hard!

to the guy who put this one on the site...i have he same brain teaser a book as you!

This is very good, I liked it and got it soooo wrong! ;o) I thought it would be better put in 'trick' or 'language' though.

That's a really good teaser! I had seen it in a book once and I really liked it. Fooey, I was thinking about posting that teaser myself.... ;)

Master_of_Mindz it could be a girl ya know, dsquared i thought about putting it in a dif catagory and Dooreatoe i didn't get it from a book.

That is no my kind of math> "take the head off of 6" Come on.

Nice!

I thought it was cute! I also thought it was one of those teasers that makes you wonder what it must be like to have enough time on your hands to come up with this kind of stuff!

Yep! I liked it!

sorry, as i HAD SAID: i FORGOT to put it in a different catagorie

Sorry about the typos/spelling errors in my comment above ^^^

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