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Shepherd's Puzzle (2) (Posted on 2004-10-12) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Farmer Joe owns a cow, a goat, and a sheep. The animals each eat grass at a constant rate, and the grass grows at a constant rate. And Farmer Joe occasionally lets them eat the grass on a small pasture of his.
  • If the cow and the goat graze together, the pasture is bare after 45 days.
  • If the cow and the sheep graze together, the pasture is bare after 60 days.
  • If the cow grazes alone, the pasture is bare after 90 days.
  • If the goat and the sheep graze together, the pasture is bare after 90 days, also.
How long will it take for the pasture to be bare if all three animals graze together?

See The Solution Submitted by SilverKnight    
Rating: 3.7500 (8 votes)

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re(2): solution | Comment 7 of 30 |
(In reply to re: solution by nikki)

Apparently I did in fact make some sort of mistake in solving those simultaneous equations.  But I think the equations were set up right.  I haven't had a chance to look at your solution yet.
  Posted by Charlie on 2004-10-12 17:56:56

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