Chickens and rabbits

In the yard were chickens and rabbits. They had 36 heads and 96 legs. How many chickens and how many rabbits was in the yard?


chickens:  24
rabbits:  12


Solution in text rabbits:=

a+b = 36

a+b = 36
2a+4b = 96

a = 24
b = 12

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

1 year ago  3 Likes
35 chicken 5 rabbit

1 year ago  2 Likes
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.

11 months ago  1 Like
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

7 months ago  1 Like
Math student
35 chiken and 5 rabit


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