Asked Apr 12, 2019

Alex has cage for his chickens and rabbits. Alex counts 100 legs from the bottom of the cage. He counts 1 more rabbit than chickens. How many chickens and how many rabbits does he have?


Expert Answer

Step 1

The chicken has 2 legs and rabbit has 4 legs.

Total number of legs is 100.

Given that, the number of rabbits is one more than the number of chickens.

Let us consider x as the number of chickens and x+1 as the number of rabbits in the cage.

The total number of legs of chickens is 2x and the total number of legs of rabbits is 4(x+1).

Then, the corresponding equation is,

Step 2

Simplify the equation as,

Step 3

Again simplified a...


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