Posted by **gaby** on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:39pm.

Janes aquarium holds goldfish, turtles, and snails. there are 16 legs, 10 shells, and 36 eyes. how many creatures of each type are in the aquarium? (Hint: snails have one leg and one shell)

Please please help me. I figured out there are 12 pets(I think) but i can not find out anything else

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:50pm
36/2 = 18

Since each creature has 2 eyes each, there must be 18 pets.

10 of these pets have shells; so there must be 10 snails and turtles combined, leaving:

**8 goldfish
**

2 turtles (2 shells and 8 legs)

8 snails (8 shells and 8 legs)

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**gaby**, Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:52pm
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 5:54pm
You're very welcome.

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