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Chickens, Pigs, and Cattle (Posted on 2004-02-19) Difficulty: 2 of 5
You are sent to the market by your father with 800 dollars, and told to buy 100 animals. When you arrive at the market, you find out that pigs cost 8 dollars each, so it would be easy to follow your father's instructions.

However, you see that there are only 99 pigs for sale. The only other animals there are chickens for 1 dollar each, and cows for 80 dollars each.

If there are enough chickens and cows for you to buy as many as you wanted, how can you end up buying 100 animals using exactly 800 dollars?

  Submitted by RoyCook    
Rating: 2.1000 (10 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
72 chickens
21 pigs, 7 cows.

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  Subject Author Date
Remedy solutionGamer2011-01-02 19:54:07
SolutionPuzzle Solution: Method IIK Sengupta2008-05-08 14:17:53
SolutionPuzzle Solution: Method IK Sengupta2008-05-08 14:16:38
answerK Sengupta2008-05-06 14:18:40
re(2): another salutionjohn2005-06-13 21:07:45
re: another salutionTimothy Bard2005-01-03 14:41:34
found an answer to the problemrichard2004-05-16 13:02:34
re: SolutionSteve Royer2004-04-17 01:40:32
another salutionhunter2004-03-30 08:48:11
No SubjectSlobodan2004-03-01 07:55:36
SolutionTempe Everson2004-02-25 08:56:37
SolutionTempe Everson2004-02-25 08:34:39
SolutionCathy2004-02-21 18:27:10
re: solutionPenny2004-02-21 17:08:33
Solutionsolutionmaeve2004-02-21 16:57:25
Questionre: Ady's post about Penny's e.g.Larry2004-02-21 11:28:52
Chickens, pigs and cattlesizz2004-02-21 04:07:03
re: solutionPenny2004-02-19 19:45:43
solutionKristy2004-02-19 19:30:30
Solutionsolutionpierre2004-02-19 15:09:37
SolutionAnother wayFederico Kereki2004-02-19 12:06:33
re(2): Solution OK, abbr. lessPenny2004-02-19 10:47:55
Hints/Tipsre: Solution OK, abbr. lessAdy TZIDON2004-02-19 10:24:22
SolutionSolutionPenny2004-02-19 09:36:07
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