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## Peacocks and Pigs

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 Puzzle ID: #1071 Fun: (2.47) Difficulty: (1.51) Category: Math Submitted By: Michelle

There is a cage at the zoo that contains both peacocks and pigs. If there is a total of 30 eyes and 44 feet, how many of each are there in the cage?

7 pigs
8 peacocks

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 canu Jul 15, 2004 1) How about the "eyes" on the tail feathers of the peacocks? ----- 2) Where is there a zoo that puts peacocks and pigs together? jntrcs Apr 22, 2006 o just be quiet no one cares. considering about how much i HATE math teasers this is probably my favorite. i loved it stil Apr 27, 2006 Funny loopholes? Six pirate pigs with eyepatches! Shawnheyhey123 Sep 18, 2006 How do you figure out these kinds of problems in school I always get them on a test but never understand them. javaguru Feb 06, 2009 Like most math problems there's more than one way to do it. For this the easiest way is: Each pig adds two extra feet, so there are (44 - 30) / 2 = 7 pigs and (30/2) - 7 = 8 peacocks. Jimbo Apr 02, 2009 Love Java's simple solutions!! Way to go