Another chicken/egg riddle

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Being averse to the classic chicken-egg question (which came first), the current riddle seeks to determine the following:

if in 2 days 2 chickens lay 2 eggs, how many eggs do 6 chickens lay in 6 days?
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if I'm honest...
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there can be no final answer with the information given. But, if I were to pick from the various possible answers, I'd pick
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6 eggs


It'll be interesting to see how the results for the vote pan out!
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6 :rolleyes:
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Who cares?
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Assuming 1 chicken lays 1 egg every other day 6 chickens would 18 eggs over the course of 6 days. Well that's how I worked it out anyway.
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Lol you're complicating it. It's simply the fact that if 2 chicken's lay 2 eggs collectively in 2 days, that's 1 each per day. So in 6 days, 6 chickens will lay 6 eggs.
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If 2 chickens lay 2 eggs in 2 days then:

1 chicken takes 2 days to lay an egg hence 1 chicken will lay 3 eggs in 6 days. 3 eggs * 6 chickens = 18

That's how I would do it anyway
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(Original post by Insanity514)
If 2 chickens lay 2 eggs in 2 days then:

1 chicken takes 2 days to lay an egg hence 1 chicken will lay 3 eggs in 6 days. 3 eggs * 6 chickens = 18

That's how I would do it anyway
That's what I thought too.
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Each chicken produces 0.5 eggs per day, so 6*6*0.5=18.
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the question needs better punctuation lol
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(Original post by Red one)
Who cares?
You apparently cared enough to post on the thread :rolleyes:
I was rattling my mind with this for 10-15mins last night and was wondering which answer most people would get.

(Original post by Masooda)
Lol you're complicating it. It's simply the fact that if 2 chicken's lay 2 eggs collectively in 2 days, that's 1 each per day. So in 6 days, 6 chickens will lay 6 eggs.
This is the most 'common sense' answer I could get to.

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Assuming 1 chicken lays 1 egg every other day 6 chickens would 18 eggs over the course of 6 days. Well that's how I worked it out anyway.
That was the 'second-most common sense answer' I came up with.

It's mindboggling. I don't think it's possible to get an end answer unless we are given more info...like "1 chicken on average lays an egg every 24hrs" or something..
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I'm sorry, but surely the original riddle is easy...

Clearly the egg came first as there was a mutation that changed a chicken-like organism into laying a chicken egg, and then chickens were born.

Evolution and natural selection guys - come on
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Pretty sure this is similar to a question on the Mensa online test.

2 chickens produced 2 eggs in 2 days

> One chicken takes 2 days to make one egg
> In 6 days a chicken lays 3 eggs
> Six chickens laying 3 eggs in 6 days = 18 total eggs

The mensa workout question;
https://www.mensa.org/workout
If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type 18 pages in six minutes?
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