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One Rabbit Saw Nine Elephants While Going to the River Riddle Explained!

One Rabbit Saw Nine Elephants While Going to the River Riddle Explained!

The Internet has become a massive platform to get connected, learn something new, explore by your choice, gossip on topics, and more. Now a days small gossiping becomes a huge conversation without a table with a cup of coffee and any desk. The global system of interconnection is helping everyone to be knowledgeable and be connected privately, publicly, academically, and economically. In this 21st century, there are several riddles, introduced to us are some of epically cannot be proven.

Today, we will be discussing an interesting riddle

1 Rabbit saw 9 Elephants while going to the river. Every Elephant saw 3 Monkeys going toward the river. Each Monkey had 1 parrot in each hand. How many Animals are going towards the river’

This question tests your English grammar and Mathematical skills at the same time, as there is a little bit of confusion created to mess your brain and If you get an explanation then, please share it in our comments section.

This was posted on Social Platforms like Facebook and Twitter. This Battle of Mathematics and English is making the Internet solve it and win it. As it seems easy but it is not easy to explain to others that, you are the right one.

Answer and Explanation

Question: 1 Rabbit saw 9 Elephants while going to the river. Every Elephant saw 3 Monkeys going toward the river. Each Monkey had 1 parrot in each hand. How many Animals are going towards the river’

Let me just translate numbers into words

“One Rabbit saw Nine Elephants while going to the river. Every Elephant saw Three Monkeys going toward the river. Each Monkey had One parrot in each hand. How many Animals are going towards the river

Now it’s easy to explain, Let’s Solve it by splitting it.

Step 1

As per the Question the rabbit is seeing those animals so Rabbit is not included in the count yet.

9 elephants saw 3 monkeys which will be = 27 monkeys (which will be in everyone’s mind if they don’t read the Question carefully).

Step 2

If you mark the points on the question carefully, ” every elephant saw 3 monkeys going towards the river.”

This means Every Elephant is Seeing only that one Group of 3 monkeys Going to the river.

Now sum that up will be ( 9 Elephants and 3 monkeys which is 12 of total animals till now..)

Step 3

Coming to The third sentence, “Each Monkey has 1 parrot in each hand“.

Each monkey means 3 Monkeys and 1 parrot in each hand, which means 6 parrots in this scenario.

Step 4

Coming to the Question. How many Animals are going towards the river?

In this case, if you see a total of 10 animals are heading to the river 1 rabbit + 3 monkeys+ 6 parrots.

Step 5 (But…)

But the question has asked: How many animals are going towards the river?

which Means The Parrots are not Included Because they are not going to the river by themselves, they are resting on those monkeys’ hands.

So there are 2 Answers

Answer 1: 4 animals The Rabbit and the 3 monkeys (Because it is not Mentioned that the Elephants are going to the river or not) or,

Answer 2: 9 elephants + 3 monkeys + the Rabbit = 13 animals are going towards the river{Only If the Elephants are Going Because Rabbit saw the Elephants while he was going to the River(One Rabbit saw Nine Elephants while going to the river.)}.

As know it is satisfying the requirements of the riddle

i) Rabbit saw 9 elephants

ii) Every elephant saw 3 monkeys

iii) Excluding the parrots as they are not going by themselves they are resting on Monkeys arm.

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Written by Alester Noobie

A basketball lover and a casual Counter-Strike player. Foodie but a slow eater, Writing articles as a Part-Timer.

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