# Hungry Kittens

If four kittens can eat four mice in four minutes, how many mice can twelve kittens eat in twelve minutes?

### 10 guesses to Hungry Kittens

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• If 4 kittens can eat 4 mice in 4 minutes, then each one can eat one mouse per minute, so 12 kittens can eat 12 mice in 12 minutes.

• Dude

Not true, check your math and get back to me!

• they can eat 4

• Dude

Nope, keep trying.

• 12 kittens x 12 minutes = 144 mice

• Dude

Keep trying.

• Wendy

58 mice?

• Dude

NO!

It’s more than four and less than 144, and less than 58.

But keep those guesses coming!!!

• Paul

36 – Each cat eats one mouse every four minutes, thus can eat three mice in twelve minutes, meaning twelve cats would eat 36 mice in twelve minutes.

• Dude

YES! 36 Mice is what they can eat, for the reasons you stated.

You are correct and today’s winner!