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# Peacocks and Pigs

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?

### Answer

7 pigs8 peacocks

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## Comments

1) How about the "eyes" on the tail feathers of the peacocks? -----

2) Where is there a zoo that puts peacocks and pigs together?

2) Where is there a zoo that puts peacocks and pigs together?

o just be quiet no one cares.

considering about how much i HATE math teasers this is probably my favorite. i loved it

considering about how much i HATE math teasers this is probably my favorite. i loved it

Funny loopholes? Six pirate pigs with eyepatches!

How do you figure out these kinds of problems

in school I always get them on a test but never understand them.

in school I always get them on a test but never understand them.

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.

Each pig adds two extra feet, so there are (44 - 30) / 2 = 7 pigs and (30/2) - 7 = 8 peacocks.

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