7
Rabbits
The teacher asked Johnny,
"Johnny, if I gave you 2 rabbits
and then 2 more rabbits
and then 2 more rabbits,
how many
would you have?"
Johnny
replied, "7 rabbits,
Teacher."
The teacher asked again.
"Listen
Johnny. If I gave you
2 rabbits, plus 2 more rabbits,
plus 2 more rabbits...
How many rabbits would
you
have
'ALTOGETHER'?"
Johnny smiled, "that's easy,
Teacher, I would have 7."
"OK, Johnny," the teacher sighed,
"let's try it A DIFFERENT
WAY."
"If I gave
you 2 cans of pop,
plus 2 more cans of pop,
plus 2 more cans of pop.
How many cans of pop
would
you have?"
"6 cans," said Johnny.
"OK," said the teacher.
"Now think of
that with this
question.
If I gave you 2
rabbits,
then 2 more rabbits,
then 2 more rabbits,
how many would you
have?"
"7, Teacher," said Johnny.
"Why 7?!" the teacher asked
exasperated.
Johnny replied, "because I
'ALREADY'
HAVE 1 RABBIT at home!"
