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The chickens on a farm eat 3 times as much grain as the turkeys do per week. The chickens and turkeys eat a total of 52 pounds of grain every week. How much grain do the chickens and turkeys each eat every week?

Any help would be appreciated, thank you in advance!

  • 4th Grade Math - ,

    Let t = the amount the turkeys eat.

    t + 3t = 52

    4t = 52

    t = 13 pounds

  • 4th Grade Math - ,

    so easy with a bit of algebra, but algebra in grade 4 ?

    so....

    suppose we put the grain in 4 buckets
    (if we give 3 buckets to the chickens and 1 bucket to the turkeys, we do what it says)

    then wouldn't each bucket contain 13 pounds ?
    (52÷4=13)

    so the chickens get 3x13 or 39 pounds
    the turkeys get 13 pounds

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