Posted by **Doris** on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:11am.

Raising rabbits. Before Roland sold two female rabbits,

half of his rabbits were female. After the sale, only onethird

of his rabbits were female. If x represents his original

number of rabbits, then

1

2

x 2

1

3

(x 2).

Solve this equation to find the number of rabbits that he

had before the sale.

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**DrBob222**, Monday, May 25, 2009 at 11:24am
I can't read your post.

If x = original number of rabbits, then

(1/2) x = # female rabbits and

(1/2) x = # male rabbits.

Then if Roland sold 2 female rabbits, the number female rabbits now is (1/2)x -2 and that = (1/3)x

So (1/2)x -2 = (1/3)x. Solve for x.

I obtained 12 for the original number of rabbits. Check my thinking. Check my work.

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