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 Question from Eileen, a parent: There are 239 cows and pigs in a farm. The total number of cows and ducks in the farm is 767. There are 5 times as many ducks as pigs. If the farmer can sell each duck for $7.50, how much can he collect from the sale of all his ducks? Eileen, How many more ducks than pigs are there? There are 5 times as many ducks as pigs. So the number you just found is four times the number of pigs... how many pigs? How many ducks? And now you can answer: If the farmer can sell each duck for$7.50, how much can he collect from the sale of all his ducks?

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RD

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