26 thoughts on “Noah has been counting animals into the Arc.

  1. Caleb

    Assuming that you are not allowed to use animals that have no legs (snails,slugs,snakes)

    Ive come up with an idea that has the most animals possible

    Penguins 4 legs 2(male)+2(female)

    Kangaroo 4 legs 2(male)+2(female)

    Duck 4 legs 2(male)+2(female)

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  2. Ella

    2 1 8 legged animal and 1 4 legged animal
    3. 3 4 legged animals
    4. 2 4 legged animals and 2 2 legged animals
    5. 4 2 legged animals and 1 4 legged animal
    6 3 2 legged animals

    Noah could of only seen 6 animals go past because all animals have at least 2 legs apart from snakes. In witch case an infinite number of snakes could have gone past

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  3. Matthew

    There could have been 3 4 legged animals
    an octopus and a cat
    3 dogs and 3 cats
    a spider and a elephant
    3 elephants/ 4 legged animal
    I think these all work

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    1. dhastings Post author

      What other number combinations could you have? Mrs H

  4. Tom (ʘ‿‿ʘ)

    1) There is an animal I found and has 12 legs called The equatorial blue nosed spider monkey but I can’t be sure if that’s real or fake.
    for 2) 8 (spider) + 4 (cat/dog) or 6 + 6 (2 X insects)
    3) 4 + 4 + 4 (cat X 3)
    5) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 4
    6) 2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 (bird X 6)
    12) 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1+ 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 unless snails are cheating 乁(◕ ͜ʖ◕)ㄏ

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  5. Videl

    This is what I got:

    8(spider) + 4(dog)

    4(dog) + 4(dog) + 4(dog)

    4(dog) + 8(spider)

    4(dog) + 2(kangaroo) + 4(dog) + 2(kangaroo)

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    1. dhastings Post author

      What is the same or different about he dog and the spider?
      Mrs H

  6. Flynn

    I have found 5 possibilities:

    2) 4 + 8

    3) 4 + 4+ 4

    4) 4 + 4 + 2 + 2

    5) 4 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2

    6) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2

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    1. dhastings Post author

      This is a really clear way of setting it out and showing your workings, well done.
      Mrs H

  7. Franco

    2 a spider (8) + dog (4)
    3 a ladybird (6) + Panda (4) + Falcon (2)
    5 a Cat And a Pig (4) + Human, Eagle and Kangaroo

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  8. Ben

    The maximum number of animals with legs is 6. however, if there was an octopus and a cat there would be 2.You could have a large number of snakes as they do not have evolved to have no legs.

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    1. Ben

      I think you can have 2 – an octopus and cat
      You can have three – a cat, dog and mouse
      You can have four – a cat, a dog, a seagull and a kangaroo
      You can have five – four kangaroos and a llama
      You can have six – six seagulls
      And you can have lots of snakes …….

    2. dhastings Post author

      I really like this Ben, you added names to the animals. Well done.
      Mrs H

  9. Rohaan

    You could have 3creatures with 4 legs or 6 creatures with 2 legs or 2 creatures with 6 legs. Or a creature with 6 legs and one with 4 legs and one with 2 legs.

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  10. Anisa

    You could have…

    1 creature with 8 legs (spider) + 1 creature with 4 legs.
    1 creature with 8 legs + 2 creatures with 2 legs each (any bird or a kangaroo.)
    2 creatures with 4 legs + 3 creatures with 2 legs.
    6 creatures with 2 legs each.

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    1. dhastings Post author

      I think there are a few more. How could we check?
      Mrs H

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