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?

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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

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    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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  3. Where did you get the 4x and the 2 from when you have just the x,y value and the total of animals

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    posted by Ashley

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