







Of cows and men 
20170704 

From Akash: In a group of cows and man the number of legs is 32 more than the twice the number of heads.The number of cows is? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many fourlegged animals are in the field? 
20081202 

From evelyn: Some chickens, cows and sheep are in the field. Their number of legs is 12 more than twice their number of heads. How many fourlegged animals are in the field? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cows, chickens, heads and feet 
20080901 

From marina: Iam helping my 6th grader son solve this problem. I found similar problem in the Q&A.I understood the simple answer without using an equation. I want to solve this using the equation.This is the question about chicken and cows. There are cows and chickens in the farm. There are 65 heads and 226 legs. How many chicken are there? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cows and chickens 
20080616 

From damebochie: I got this problem and want to write a system of equation for it:
Farmer Joe has cows and chickens on his farm. One day he count 76 legs and 24 heads. How many cows and how many chickens are on the farm? write a system of equations and solve.
I don't have any problem to solve it, but I just can;t see how I am going to write this system of equation.
Thank you so much for helping? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Count the legs 
20071129 

From John: There is a bus with 7 children inside of it
Each child has 7 rucksacks
In each rucksack there are 7 big cats
QUESTION: How many legs are in the bus? Answered by Stephen La Rocque.. 





One leg of a right triangle 
20070111 

From Eric: I have a right triangle and the only known leg is one leg adjacent to the right angle. The question is how to find either of the other angles? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Marching legion 
20040424 

From Art: A column of soldiers is 100 meters long. Their sargeant at the rear of the column gives the order to march. The sargeant marches alongside the column to its head and then back to the rear, at which point he gives the order to halt. In all, the column of soldiers has marched 100 meters. How far has the sargeant marched? I say 187.5 meters, but those who teach or who have taught mathematics tell me no. Some say much more and some different. What do you say? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Scoring a college placement test 
20010926 

From Carmen: A college placement test consist of 75 multiplechoice questions, each having 5 possible answers. The exam is scored by subtracting from the number of correct answers onequarter of a point for each question answered incorrectly. If a person answers every question on the exam and scored 45, how many questions were answered wrong? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A three legged stool 
20010627 

From Teri: I wanted to know why a three legged stool is always steady, and why a four legged stool is not. I am wanting to know the mathematical reasoning behind this. Answered by Walter Whiteley. 

