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If it takes 2 hens 2 days to lay 2 eggs, then how many days does it take 50 hens to lay 50 eggs? 2.

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Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jackie-Chan

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If it takes 2 hens 2 days to lay 2 eggs, how many days does it take 50 hens to lay 50 eggs? Well, let's see.

Let's call the first hen (out of two) to be A and the second to be B.

A takes two days to lay 1 egg.
B takes two days to lay 1 egg.

If we continued this 25 times, we would establish that 50 hens lay 50 eggs in 2 days.
crabjuicer

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Thanks for the challenge, Jackie-Chan! I will argue against your conclusion for this reason:

If it takes 2 hens 2 days 2 lay 2 eggs, the following situations could happen.

d/ both hens could lay one egg each on the second day but not the first.
e/ one hen could lay one egg on the first day and the other hen could lay one egg on the second day.

Since we did not assume that the 50 hens were homologous to the 2 hens, it could take 50 hens 1 OR 2 days to lay 50 eggs. Therefore, it would NOT necessarily be true that it 50 hens 2 days to lay 50 eggs.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by bobedebate2 6 years ago
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This is a hypothetical question. WHY are you replying realistically crabjuicer? Until you realize that flaw, nobody should vote for you.
Posted by revleader5 6 years ago
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Haha. Jackie Chan did this because he thought it would be an easy win.
Posted by crabjuicer 6 years ago
crabjuicer
sorry, i'll clean the argument in the next round.
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