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There are 12 animals in the barn. Some are chickens and some are pigs. There are 32 legs in all. How many of each animal are there?

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There are 12 animals in the barn. Some are chickens and some are pigs.

There are 32 legs in all. How many of each animal are there?

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2021-07-30T15:34:46+00:00
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Answer:the answer is 10 for chicken and 10 for pigs

Answer:4 pigsand8 chickens.Step-by-step explanation:Let number of chickens be

cand number of pigs bep:Animals:

c + p = 12Legs:

2c + 4p = 32Multiply the first equation by 2:

2c + 2p = 24Subtract this from the second equation:

2c – 2c + 4p – 2p = 32 – 24

2p = 8

p = 4and therefore

c =12 – 4= 8.