Chickens and rabbits

In the yard were chickens and rabbits. They had 42 heads and 118 legs. How many chickens and how many rabbits was in the yard?

Result

chickens:  25
rabbits:  17

Solution:

Solution in text rabbits:=

a+b = 42
2*a+4*b=118

a+b = 42
2a+4b = 118

a = 25
b = 17

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#1
Math student
viju has 40 chickens and rabbits.  If in all there are 90 legs.  How many rabbits are there with viju??

2 years ago  3 Likes
#2
Manikanta
35 chicken 5 rabbit

1 year ago  2 Likes
#3
Math student
Imagine all rabbits and chickens are well trained. We blow the whistle, all chickens and rabbits would retract one of their legs. 124 - 44 = 80. Then we blow the whistle again, they retract another leg. 80-44= 36. these remaining 36 legs belong to the rabbits which are standing with two legs (the other two are retracted). thus 36/2 = 18 rabbits. and the chickens are 44-18 = 26.

1 year ago  1 Like
#4
Math student
We know that chicken has 2 legs and rabbit has 4. Assume that all heads are of chicken = 44*2 = 88. Now the difference between the total no. Of legs = 124-88 = 36. 36/2 =18 legs of Rabbits and 44-18 = 26 for chicken

8 months ago  1 Like
#5
Math student
35 chiken and 5 rabit

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