# Algebra

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Out on my street, there are a certain number of pigeons sitting on telephone poles. If there were exactly 2 pigeons sitting on each telephone pole, then 1 pigeon would have no space to sit on. If there were exactly 3 pigeons sitting on each telephone pole, then there would be 1 telephone pole with no pigeons on. How many pigeons were there?

• Algebra -

If there were exactly 2 pigeons sitting on each telephone pole, then 1 pigeon would have no space ....the number of pigeons is odd. And, numberpigions=numberpoles*2+1

TIf there were exactly 3 pigeons sitting on each telephone pole, then there would be 1 telephone pole with no pigeons on...means 3*poles-1=number pigeosn

Pig=2Poles+1
Pig=3Poles-1

subtract equation 1 from 2
0=poles-2 or poles=2
pigeons=5

• Algebra -

Pi=2Po+1,
Pi=3(Po+1)
after solving we get the result as
Pi=9
and
Po=4

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