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# Three Statements III

Which of these three statements are true?

1. If you hold up your right hand in the mirror your image would appear to be holding up its right hand.

2. 17 minutes until 9 o'clock is the same as 8:43.

3. A group of old ladies meet for an afternoon tea party. They bring all their cats. In all there are 22 heads and 72 feet. This means that there are 7 old ladies and 15 cats in the room.

1. If you hold up your right hand in the mirror your image would appear to be holding up its right hand.

2. 17 minutes until 9 o'clock is the same as 8:43.

3. A group of old ladies meet for an afternoon tea party. They bring all their cats. In all there are 22 heads and 72 feet. This means that there are 7 old ladies and 15 cats in the room.

### Answer

Statement 2 is true, and statements 1 and 3 are false.In statement 1, the mirror image of a right hand is a left hand.

In statement 2, 60-17=43, and it is true.

In statement 3, 7*2+15*4=74, which is 2 more than 72, hence there are, in fact, 8 old ladies and 14 cats in the room.

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