Posted by Anonymous on .
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,
Let t = the amount the turkeys eat.
t + 3t = 52
4t = 52
t = 13 pounds 
4th Grade Math 
Reiny,
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