# math

posted by zar

john has horses and chickens he has 3 less chickens than horses, if you count the total number of legs for chickens and horses you will get 24 how many chickens does john have?

answer pls and show how did you get it thanks

1. Steve

2c + 4(c+3) = 24

2. zar

HELP HELP HELP badly needed. . . .

3. zar

is the solution like this?
2c+4c+12=24
6c=24-12
6c=12
c=12/6
c=2

Did I get it right steve?

4. Ms. Sue

Let's see if that answer works.

With 2 chickens, there must be 5 horses.

2 * 2 = 4 legs
5 * 4 = 20 legs

4 + 20 = 24 legs

5. zar

Thank you. By the way I posted another question and posted my wrong answer can you please help me with that. Aprreciate it.

6. zar

Question : granny georgette and kiwi have a combined age of 77 if kiwi is 13 years less than twice granny georgette age how old is kiwi.

7. Ms. Sue

See my response above.

8. zar

thanks

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