How many cows, sheep, and chickens did the farmer buy with $100.?

This farmer spent 100 dollars and purchased 100 animals

The cows are $10, the sheep are $3, the chickens are $0.50.

Howmany of each did he buy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    5 cows, 1 sheep, 94 chickens

    (I love brute-force problem solving with basic, coupled with the computer's speed of doing math)

    FOR COW = 1 TO 100

    FOR SHEEP = 1 TO 100

    FOR CHICKEN = 2 TO 100 STEP 2

    REM Chickens are 50 cents, and you know

    REM the answer is going to be in whole dollars

    TOTAL = (COW * 10) + (SHEEP * 3) + (CHICKEN * .5)

    PRINT "Cows = "; COW, "Sheep = "; SHEEP, "Chickens = "; CHICKEN; " = "; TOTAL

    IF TOTAL = 100 THEN 100

    50 NEXT CHICKEN

    NEXT SHEEP

    NEXT COW

    100 IF COW + SHEEP + CHICKEN = 100 THEN 100

    REM That will stop it when it finds the answer

    GOTO 50

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  • 1 decade ago

    5 cows 1 sheep, 94 chickens

    5 x 10 = 50

    3 x 1 = 3

    94 x 0.50 = 47

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  • 1 decade ago

    9 cows 3 sheep and 2 chickens

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  • 1 decade ago

    5 cows, 94 chickens & 1 sheep

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  • hur
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    What style of a farmer is he? He may be a dairy farmer - then he could want ten cows. He must be welsh and then he could want as many sheep as plausible. finally if he became Bernard Matthews then he could want a hundred turkeys

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