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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

2c + 4(c+3) = 24
posted by Steve

HELP HELP HELP badly needed. . . .
posted by zar

is the solution like this?
2c+4c+12=24
6c=2412
6c=12
c=12/6
c=2
Did I get it right steve?
posted by zar

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
Yep! Your answer is right!
posted by Ms. Sue

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

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

See my response above.
posted by Ms. Sue

thanks
posted by zar
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