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Hens and Sheep

Problem #25
Deadline to submit the solution: January 31st, 2001

In the Aunt Emma’s yard there are several hens and one sheep, so altogether there are 10 legs.

Q1: How many hens are there?

The Solutions

 

Name: Vivek
Solution:
10-4=6 (there is only one sheep. sheep has only 4 legs)
Total number of legs of hens is 6.
Hen have 2 legs.
2x3 = 6 ( so the are 3 hens)
School: Frost
Age: 6
Grade: 1
About me: I like to read and do math puzzles. I like to play gameboy.
State: USA


Name: Anita
Solution:
There were 10 legs.  Sheep has 4 legs. Take away 4 from 10 is 6 legs.
Count how many pairs you have. 
There are 3 pairs so 3 hens.
School: Laurel Mountain
Age: 6
Grade: 1
State: USA

Name: Anita
Solution: There are 10 legs.  So take away 4 from 10 because there is 1 sheep so thats why you take away 4 from 10.  Then you pair the rest in 2 groups then you count the pairs. 
Thats how I found out the anweser was 3.
School: Laurel Mountain
Age: 6
Grade: 1
About me: I'm very good at chess
State: USA

Name: Emily
solution:
since there are l0 legs, the sheep has four and that leaves 3 hens with 2 legs each for a total of 6
School: Breezy point
Age: six
Grade: k
About me: I  like the computer. I am a good reader, speller and artist.
State: United States



Name: Morgan
School: homeschool
Age: 8
Grade: 3
About me: i love to dance jazz tap ballet
State: usa

Name: Melissa
School: chbs
Age: 6
Grade: 1
About me - I like: dad flys a airplane
State: florida

Name: Kishan
School: lav
Age: 8
Grade: 3
About me: i like to solve problems. I love math but i hate to write.
State: america

 


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