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?

asked by danny
  1. cows --- > x
    chickens ---> y

    x+y = 34
    4x + 2y = 110 or 2x + y = 55
    subtract them
    x = 21

    so 21 cows and 13 chickens , total = 34

    check:
    cowlegs = 84
    chickenlegs = 26
    total =s 110

    posted by Reiny
  2. This does not show enough steps or how to got the numbers for the second equation. This sucks

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