March 21st, 2013, 07:43 AM  #11 
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Ah, so 3 cats each eat 3 meeces to pieces in 3 minutes, making a total of 9 meeces between them.
Therefore 100 cats would each eat 100 meeces to pieces in 100 minutes, making a total of 300 meeces. So in fact, you would need 33.3 recurring cats to eat a total of 100 meeces to pieces in 100 minutes. Who's going to cut that last cat into thirds? And will he lose his appetite?
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March 21st, 2013, 07:48 AM  #12  
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For the mice, a certain catastrophy And for Robert.. our's is a nice 'ouse our's is, it's got no cats nor mouses. Phil
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March 21st, 2013, 09:06 AM  #13 
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If a cat eats one mouse per minute, then for 100 mice to be eaten in 100 minutes, you need one cat. So the answer is one.

March 21st, 2013, 09:21 AM  #14 
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That's a different parameter though Robert  I think Iselio must have made a mistake as 3 cats eating 3 mice in 3 mins is not the same as 1 cat eating 1 mouse per minute

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Hi Nemo
Maybe Iselio meant 3 cats each eat 3 mice in three minutes, with each cat eating one mouse per minute. Or maybe he's playing cat and mouse with us. 
March 21st, 2013, 09:40 AM  #16 
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KitKat anyone? Sugared mice?
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March 21st, 2013, 10:16 AM  #17 
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I think it would be easier if it was "Howard Brown eats 100 burgers in 3 minutes."

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Some have already given the answer, but the mathematical explanation is not yet complete.
Carolina you are tremendously close to the answer. If you cancel your question and invert his terms you will get the enlightenment the explanation too. (If you prefer, instead of the photo of burlesque dancer you can get the photo of one handsome man). Nemo any "trick question?".
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March 21st, 2013, 03:50 PM  #19 
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I think it would be easier if it was "Howard Brown eats 100 burgers in 3 minutes." My buddy Robert
No...that's too easy. Make it 10 cheese steaks in 10 minutes. 
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The Solution:
The puzzle was: Three cats are eating three mice in three minutes. How many cats needs for eat one hundred mice in one hundred minutes? Math explanation. 3 cats eats 3 mice in 3 minutes = (3:1)= 1 cats, eat 1 mouse in 1 minute. 1 cat eats in 100 minutes = (100:3= 33.3333333) 33.3333333 mice 3 cat eats in 100 minutes = (mices 33.3333333 X 3) 99.9999999 mice Simplified (for Howard) 3 cat eats in 100 minutes = 99 mice. Remains 1 mouse, 3 cats jumps on 1 mouse, they eats 1/3 mouse each. So for eat 100 mice in 100 minutes needs 3 cats (the tail and claws remains because they are not edible). Caroline and Nemo are 2/3 winners. They will receive also the famous Cabinet picture. Participants and 2/3 Winners may contact me by PM to receive the craved award.
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