Subject: Math Puzzle
Name: Sherril
Who are you: Parent

A zookeeper has to put 27 snakes in four cages. His problem is that he must have an odd number of snakes in each cage. How can he accomplish this? You can put any number of snakes in a cage as long as the total number of snakes in each cage is an odd number.



Can the zookeeper put one cage inside another?


Hi Sherril.

When you add two even numbers you get an even number and when you add two odd numbers you get an even number, so adding four odd numbers together will give you an even number as well.

So there must be a trick to the question and you will have to try some lateral thinking. There may be many assumptions that you could reject. I wonder if one cage can be inside another...?

Stephen La Rocque.>