Nine Copycats in a Boat…

Here’s a riddle my daughter told me today:

There were nine copycats on a boat. One fell off. How many were left?

(Answer below.)

But first, here’s a picture my daughter drew to go with it…

Drawing of Copycats of a Boat Riddle
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Answer:

None!

Since they’re copycats, they all fell in!

Note: The number of copycats originally on the boat can vary, sometimes it’s 6 sometimes 10.

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2 Responses to “Nine Copycats in a Boat…”

  1. Monique Says:

    When I was a child in France, when a copycat would do the same thing as us we would sing to him/her,

    “Tout ce que je fais,
    mon âne, mon âne,
    tout ce que je fais,
    mon âne le refais”

    or if s/he was repeating what we were saying…

    “Tout ce que je dis,
    mon âne, mon âne,
    tout ce que je dis,
    mon âne le redis”

    … meaning “All that I do, my donkey, my donkey, all that I do, my donkey does it too” and “All that I say, my donkey, my donkey, all I that say my donkey says it too”.

  2. Lisa Says:

    In English we say, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

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