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agbyoung

  • 3 years ago

One day, a person went to horse racing area, Instead of counting the number of human and horses, he instead counted 74 heads and 196 legs. Yet he knew the number of humans and horses there. How did he do it, and how many humans and horses are there?

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  1. dimbeni
    • 3 years ago
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    Let's assume every human has one head and two legs And every horse, one head and four legs

  2. dimbeni
    • 3 years ago
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    Solve 74=Hu+Ho 196=2Hu+4Ho in Hu and Ho

  3. agbyoung
    • 3 years ago
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    So, What do I write as my answer?

  4. dimbeni
    • 3 years ago
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    Hu=50, Ho=24

  5. agbyoung
    • 3 years ago
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    OMG! Thank You! That was quick 2!... You should be a legend on here!

  6. dimbeni
    • 3 years ago
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    Do not waste a wonderful opportunity to point out that the initial assumption is quite stringent ;-)

  7. dimbeni
    • 3 years ago
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    A single one-legged man (or horse) and you're screwed...

  8. agbyoung
    • 3 years ago
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