**Solution:**
Assuming 6 legs for each insect, 14 insects will have 84 legs.

But, there are 92 − 84 = 8 extra legs.

It is important to note that spiders have 8 legs and flies have 6 legs. So, there are 2 extra legs per spider on the web.

Thus, the 8 extra legs belong to 4 spiders.

**Alternative Solution through Equations:**
Let

*s* be the number of spiders and

*f* be the number of flies. Then,

*s* +

*f* = 14; and

8

*s* + 6

*f* = 92.

On solving the above two equations, we get

8

*s* + 6 (14 −

*s*) = 92; or

2

*s* = 92 − (6 × 14).

Thus,

*s* = 4.

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