# 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. Â 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?

#### Vineet Patawari

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## 21 thoughts to “Something for the Chickens”

1. s.m.faraz says:

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

2. Sandeep baheti says:

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1 chick was the friend herself. lol

3. rishabh says:

no answer if provided law in ques is correct

4. utkarsh kumar says:

please give me the list of competitions of maths for class9plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

5. Aravind says:

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

6. Excellent brief and this article helped me alot. Say thank you I looking for your informationâ€¦.

7. srinu says:

there’s no answer for this question

8. Shubham says:

i believe karteek is right…..

9. karteek says:

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

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

1. tunni says:

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11. Suhail Jain says:

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. ðŸ˜›

1. Pavan says:

well done.i think ur right

12. NANDEESH H N says:

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

1. tunni says:

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

13. ce5a12 says:

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

14. ce5a12 says:

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

15. anoopkumar says:

if that specified in question is true,
(odd + odd) + (odd + odd) = odd
=>even + even = odd