Something for the Chickens

A simple mathematical logic says –

odd + odd = even

odd + even = odd

even + odd = odd

even + even = even

Now since you know this have a look at the small riddle below –

A friend of mine runs a small poultry farm in Bangalore.  She took me round to see the place. I counted the number of chickens. There were 27 of them. And there were 4 enclosures. I noticed that in each enclosure there were an odd number of chickens.

Can you tell how many there were in each enclosure?

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21 thoughts to “Something for the Chickens”

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  1. All the enclosures were around one another i.e. there was only one big enclosure which contained another enclosure and so on. In the last enclosure there were the 27 chickens. 😛

  2. 9 chickens in each coop. each coop has 6 chickens but then they share 3 chickens in a common portion of the coop.

  3. Mathematically 27 can not be divided in 4 section, where all section contains odd numbers. Hence I feel 3 enclosure all having odd numbers and the fourth enclosure having zero number of chickens in it.

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