Two eggs in 2 days

Question:

If two hens lay 2 eggs in 2 days, how many eggs does one hen lay in 1 day? Arithmetically the answer would be “half-egg” which is not logical. Think of various alternatives and give at least three logical probable answers for ‘one egg’.

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Answer: The answer can be either nil or one or two. For convenience, let us suppose that there are two hens A and B. The question is “two hens give two eggs in two days”, that gives us 3 alternative probabilities. Each hen laying one egg on alternative day, or A laying one egg per each day or A laying two eggs on alternative day (other hen B is not laying eggs). Here are the various answers: 1. one egg, if A lays one egg every day 2. Zero eggs, if it is hen B. 3. One or zero egg, if each hen lays one egg on alternative days, depending on the day and the hen we chose. 4. Two eggs if A lays 2 eggs every alternative day and if it happens to be A’s egg-laying day.

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