# math

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. 2c + 4(c+3) = 24

posted by Steve
2. HELP HELP HELP badly needed. . . .

posted by zar
3. 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?

posted by zar
4. 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

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

posted by zar
6. Hello Ms Sue, this is the problem that I mentioned a while ago. Please help. Thanks

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.

posted by zar
7. See my response above.

posted by Ms. Sue
8. thanks

posted by zar

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