A farmer has a total of 33 cows and chickens. Altogether the animals have 90 feet. How many cows and chickens are there?

Can someone give me the two equations you set up to solve this? Thanks.

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- January 8th 2011, 02:47 PMnquadrRiddle
A farmer has a total of 33 cows and chickens. Altogether the animals have 90 feet. How many cows and chickens are there?

Can someone give me the two equations you set up to solve this? Thanks. - January 8th 2011, 02:48 PMe^(i*pi)
x = number of chickens

y = number of cows

x+y = 33

2x+4y = 90 - January 8th 2011, 02:54 PMnquadr
12 cows

21 chickens

for anyone who wanted to know.