Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:37pm.

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 -
**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:39pm
Let t = the amount the turkeys eat.

t + 3t = 52

4t = 52

t = 13 pounds

- 4th Grade Math -
**Reiny**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:43pm
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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