Gah! Help me save face with my ex (A/K/A the Klingon)

The bastard sent me this and apparently I’m not as smart as I think. Help!!!

This is a real math problem so don’t say that the bus has no legs. There is an excel spread sheet attached that requires a password. The password is the answer to the math question. I keep coming up with 9,618 but that’s not right.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?

There are 7 girls on a bus
Each girl has 7 backpacks
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats
for every big cat there are 7 little cats

Question: How many legs are there in the bus?

Bus driver does not count

Try 14 - It doesn’t mention the backpacks + cats are on the bus.

2 X 7 Girls = 14 legs
7 girls X 7 backpacks X 7 big cats X 4 = 1372 legs
7 girls X 7 backpacks X 7 big cats X 7 little cats X 4 legs = 9604 legs
Total = 10990

10,990

I get 10,990

7 gals (14 legs)
342 big cats (1372 legs)
2401 little cats (9604 legs)

7 girls * 7 backpacks = 49 backpacks
49 backpacks * 7 big cats = 343 big cats
343 big cats * 7 little cats = 2401 little cats

2401 little cats * 4 legs = 9604 legs on little cats
343 big cats * 4 legs = 1372 legs on big cats
7 girls * 2 legs = 14 legs on little girls

9604 little cat legs + 1372 big cat legs + 14 girl legs = 10990 legs

yes?

nevermind. Snarky removed.

You sure it’s not some smartass answer like “Buses don’t have legs”?

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! 10,990 it is! Mwah!!!

7 girls * 2 legs each = 14 (k of g in a f p d).
Duh.

ETA: So what’s the spreadsheet say?

What did I win?

Personally I don’t understand how seven girls can carry around seven backpacks each with big cats in ‘em. And what, the busdriver is allowin’ little cats to just run around everywhere?

What I want to know is, just where are the parents and why is the busdriver allowin’ such nonsense!

And people wonder what’s wrong with society these days!

so what was in the excel sheet?

Yep, it’s a real question.

It’s just some silly graphics and the answer plus a column for your name so you can reply to all with the brag.