math
posted by Anonymous .
On a farm ,the ratio of cows to chickens to horses is 2 to 7 to 3. There are 8 fewer horses than chickens on the farm.How many total animals are on the farm?

If their numbers are x,y,z, then we know
x/y = 2/7
x/z = 2/3
z = y8
x+y+z = 24
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

math question (counting)
When Josh was visiting his family’s farm, he saw that the farm only raised chickens and cows. Josh counted 38 heads and 100 feet in the barnyard. How many chickens and how many cows were in the barnyard? 
algebra
A farm raises a total of 220 chickens and pigs. The number of legs of the stock in the farm totals 520. how many chickens and pigs are there on the farm. using systems of equations to solve 
Algebra 1
a farmer raises chickens and cows. there are 34 animals in all. the farmer counts 110 legs total on these animals. how many chickens and how many cows are on this farm? 
math
A farmer has both chickens and sheep on his farm. He has a total of 25 animals and there are 72 legs on his farm. How many of each animal is there? 
Math
On joes farm there are 99 animals. There are four times as many cows as horses on the farm. There are twice as many horses as lives. How many horses, cows, and pigs are there? 
Math HELP!
Mac's farm has a total of 18 horses and 27 cows. What is the ratio of horses to cows in simplest form? 
Math
There are 12 animals in a farm.some are cows the rest are chickens.there are 28 animals legs in all.how many cows are there? 
Math
Mr rainwater has 9 goats and 36 cows and 6 horses on his farm. He has 4 times as many cows as chickens. How many chickens does he have? 
English
1. He saw some horses on the farm. 2. He was on the farm and saw some horses there. 3. He was not on the farm. He was a little far away from the farm. He was able to see some horses which are on the farm.  … 
math
The ratio of cows to pigs to chickens on a farm was 15:14:12. Half of the chickens were sold to another farm, and then there were 56 more pigs than chickens. How many animals were on the farm in the beginning?