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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