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Bicycles or Tricycles ?

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 Hide all answers   View all answers   Print   Try the Quiz Last weekend, I went to play in the nearby park. It was real fun! I rode my new bicycle that Mom had gifted me on my birthday.On reaching the park, I saw that there were a total of 11 bicycles and tricycles. If the total number of wheels was 27, how many tricycles were there? Answer: 5 Solution: Assuming 2 wheels for each cycle, 11 cycles will have 22 wheels. But, there are 27 − 22 = 5 extra wheels. As bicycles have 2 wheels and tricycles have 3 wheels, there is 1 extra wheel per tricycle in the park. Thus, the 5 extra wheels belong to 5 tricycles. Food for thought: Wish to try another puzzle similar in concept to this one? Then click here.   Try the Quiz :     Puzzles & Brain Teasers : Bicycles or Tricycles ?