# 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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its not possible to have 4 odd numbers which sums to an odd no

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1 chick was the friend herself. lol

no answer if provided law in ques is correct

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one chicken was in friends hand ie outside the coup. (Tht voz 4 dinner!! lol 🙂 )

Excellent brief and this article helped me alot. Say thank you I looking for your information….

there’s no answer for this question

i believe karteek is right…..

all 3 contains 9 chickens each and those 3 will be in another container

there will be 7 chickens each in 3 enclosre while 6 chicken in 4th one

sory i m wrong

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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. 😛

well done.i think ur right

There are 3 enclosures containing say 9 chickens each. All three enclosures are inside a big enclosure.

thanku NANDEESH H N for right answer :):):*:*

each of the 4 enclosuress have 6 chickens but they each share 3 chickens in an area common to the 4 enclosures.

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

if that specified in question is true,

(odd + odd) + (odd + odd) = odd

=>even + even = odd

=>contradiction

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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.

but zero is not odd!!