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1. Farmer Cornelious had ducks and cows. One day he noticed that the animals had a total of 12 heads and 44 feet. How many of the animals were ducks and how many of the animals were cows?

2. The capacity of a lift is either 15 children or 11 adults. If 9 children are currently in the lift how many adults can get in?

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Originally Posted by homeylova223
1. Farmer Cornelious had ducks and cows. One day he noticed that the animals had a total of 12 heads and 44 feet. How many of the animals were ducks and how many of the animals were cows?

2. The capacity of a lift is either 15 children or 11 adults. If 9 children are currently in the lift how many adults can get in?
You have posted absolutely no effort on your own part.

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Alright I am slightly confused on how to start. For the first one he has 12 head and forty 44 feet. Duck only have 2 feet. And cows have four feet. So would I divide somehow?

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Originally Posted by homeylova223
Alright I am slightly confused on how to start. For the first one he has 12 head and forty 44 feet. Duck only have 2 feet. And cows have four feet. So would I divide somehow?
You know that $\displaystyle C+D=12$.
Explain why!

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But how would I proceed it seems impossible.

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Originally Posted by homeylova223
But how would I proceed it seems impossible.
$\displaystyle 4C+2D=~?$
Explain what this comes from!

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I am not entirely sure. I just need some actual detail.

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Originally Posted by homeylova223
I am not entirely sure. I just need some actual detail.
Well not from me. Sorry.
You simply want the problem done for you.
This is not a homework service.

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No I just do not understand the formula you are using.

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Originally Posted by homeylova223
No I just do not understand the formula you are using.
4C are the legs of the cows ,so what is 2D??

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But there is another simpler way to solve the problem :

Suppose the cows are,x ,then the ducks are 12-x ,can you curry on from here??.

Also there is another way without using equations .It is called the maximum domain rule