Problem of the Month: Chickens and Eggs

Submitted by John Bookston

If a chicken and a half can lay an egg and a half in a day and a half:

  a) how many eggs can two chickens lay in two days? (hint, the answer is not two)

  b) how many days will it take three chickens to lay a dozen eggs?

  c) write an equation that relates  c (chickens) e(eggs) and d(days).

  d) in terms of c and e, write an equation for the output in 52 weeks.


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