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One day, a person went to a horse racing area. Instead of counting the number of humans an horses, he conuted 74 heads and 196 legs. How many humans and horses were there?
A.
37 humans and 98 horses
B.
24 horses and 50 humans
C.
31 horses and 74 humans
D.24 humans and 50 horses

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- anonymous

I think heads are for horses too

- amoodarya

head of human =x
leg of human =2x
horse head=y
horse leg=4y
so
\[x+y=74\\2x+4y=196\]
now solve the system of equation

- anonymous

no ... if they are 196 legs thts not 74 humans

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yes

- anonymous

ok.. i did the equation and i end up with B

- amoodarya

if you solve the system y must b 24
and x=74-24
so horses are 24
and ...

- anonymous

human are 50!!!

- amoodarya

yes

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