### Brain Teasers

# Hospital Ward

There were 100 patients in a road trauma hospital. Some of the patients had only one leg. Half the rest had no legs. In total how many legs did the 100 patients have?

### Answer

100. The group with one leg each averages one leg per person. The rest are split into 2 equal groups. One group has no legs, so the other group must have 2 legs each, meaning these 2 groups average one leg per patient. Therefore, overall, the average is one leg per patient, therefore there is a total of 100 legs.Hide Answer Show Answer

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## Comments

Nice one!

I got it wrong but it was fun!

cool! i kind of cheated--just plugged in some numbers and checked, but I like your explanation

Loved it!!!

Loved it!!!

same here goodluck1923

I'll join the "goodluck" crowd ....

I guess there's a math formula for this sort of teaser, but math is NOT my strong suite. I rated it TOPS for fun, though, because I love the challenge.

And .... I hope the trauma hospital had LOTS of wheelchairs ....

BB02

I guess there's a math formula for this sort of teaser, but math is NOT my strong suite. I rated it TOPS for fun, though, because I love the challenge.

And .... I hope the trauma hospital had LOTS of wheelchairs ....

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Didn't want to start the morning counting how many legs were gone. Zero fun points.

I have a doctorate in math science, so this was as easy as counting to three But could be interesting or hard for many.

This is hard! I gat it way wrong, but loved it.

Well, I was half right...not half wrong. That is all I am saying.

So, it's Dr. Cutebug now, eh? LOL

This is not my favorite type of teaser, but I loved the comments!

Wide range of players here!

Have a spectacular day, everyone!

This is not my favorite type of teaser, but I loved the comments!

Wide range of players here!

Have a spectacular day, everyone!

What .... GW .....

Did this teaser leave you ....

... without a leg to stand on ????

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Did this teaser leave you ....

... without a leg to stand on ????

BB02 (Victor/Victoria)

That was awesome! I loved it!

I am a logic fan as well as a math fan, but this teaser just needed some logic to figure out. Math was not involved at all. Loved it, loved it, loved it. It was easy but fun.

At first I thought 50 because everyone had 1, but that would make it 100. I know what I meant though.

too much easy

suppose "some of the patients" as X. you will get it done in no time

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