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Question from Mike, a parent:

I have 15 pigs and 6 pens, I have to put them in odd numbers, how do I do it.


The question requires you to place the 15 pigs in the 6 pens so that there is an odd number of pigs in each pen. This is not mathematics! It's a trick question. Try putting a small pen containing one pig inside another pen.


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