Monday, April 23, 2007

I appear in the strangest places

In her March 4 column in Parade (, Marilyn vos Savant was asked: "If a farmer has a total of 30 cows and chickens, and the animals have 74 legs in all, how many chickens are in the coop?"

She gave a complicated mathematical answer. I sent her a much simpler answer to the question and it's now posted at

I don't know if my response actually appeared in Parade, but if it did, it would have been in the April 15 edition. Parade is distributed with the Sunday paper and April 15 is the one time I didn't buy a Sunday paper!

Did anybody see it?

1 comment:

Michael Bracken said...

Alas, my comment didn't make it into Parade; it just appeared on the Web site.