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Question from Melissa, a student:
A farmer has 15 pigs. He wants to put them all into 4 pens, have an odd number of pigs in each pen, and have no pigs left over. Also, he isn't thinking about having any for dinner, as they are his pets.


You will have to think "outside the box" for this one.

Only the pigs can't be outside the box, so what else can the farmer do unexpected?

There are many right answers to this question.

Good Hunting!

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