Need help with missing fish puzzle at the 8th elephant

[Post New]by Notenoughfish on Oct 23, 14 8:08 AM
Has anyone solved the 8th elephant's puzzle about the missing fish? Help please. Thanks.

 
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Re:Need help with missing fish puzzle at the 8th elephant

[Post New]by burf90 on Oct 24, 14 3:49 PM

I solved it. I'll post the answer below, but first I'll start walking you through it. Once you get the idea, you can probably solve it on your own.

You have 11 fish left:
9 single color
2 two-tone fish (green/red or green/yellow)

Since you only need to figure out how many fish are missing, not what color they are, we'll assume all the two-tone fish are/were green/red.

The colors in the painting are:
12 red
6 green
7 yellow

But if all the green fish are also red, then you originally had a total of:
6 red
6 green/red
7 yellow

So...

ANSWER (highlight to see): 6+6+7=19 originally. Subtract the 11 left and you are missing 8 fish.

 

Re:Need help with missing fish puzzle at the 8th elephant

[Post New]by Notenoughfish on Oct 24, 14 7:22 PM
Thanks so much!

 
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Re:Need help with missing fish puzzle at the 8th elephant

[Post New]by burf90 on Oct 24, 14 8:31 PM
You're welcome!

 
 
 
 
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