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Homework Help: HARD MATH PROBLEM (NEED HELP)

Posted by Hot Stuff on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 7:25pm.

One day a person went to a hourse racing area,instead of counting the humans and the horses he instead counted the heads and leg there where 74 heads and 196 legs yet he still knew the number of the humans and the hourses.How did he figure that out and how many hourses and humans are there?

well let me check

24 hourses
50 humans

h = horses
p = people

h+p=74
4h + 2p = 196

h = 74-p

4(74-p) + 2p = 196

296 - 4p + 2p = 196
100 = 2p
50 = p

So ... yes. 50 humans. 24 horses. Good job.

Matt

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