An octopus has 8 tentacles and 1 head. A jellyfish has 20 tentacles and no head. A cow has 4 legs and 1 head. Farmer Brown, who only raises octopi, jellyfish and cows on her farm, has animals with a total of 17 heads, 196 tentacles and 20 legs. How many animals does she have?

Guest May 17, 2021

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since there are 17 heads there are 17 animals so far in our count

20 legs means 5 cows

then there are 17-5 = 12 octipi

196 tentacles 12 octipi * 8 = 96 tentacles are octipi the remaining tentacles are jellyfishes 196 - 96 = 100

100 / 20 = 5 jellyfish

total 22 animals

ElectricPavlov May 17, 2021

#2**+2 **

Best Answer

since there are 17 heads there are 17 animals so far in our count

20 legs means 5 cows

then there are 17-5 = 12 octipi

196 tentacles 12 octipi * 8 = 96 tentacles are octipi the remaining tentacles are jellyfishes 196 - 96 = 100

100 / 20 = 5 jellyfish

total 22 animals

ElectricPavlov May 17, 2021