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Easy math puzzle

Easy mathEasy math puzzle - 24 May

I am the owner of a birds store. If I put in one bird per cage, I have one bird too many. If I put in two bird per cage, I have one cage too many. How many cages and birds do I have?

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4 comments:

  1. 3 cages, 4 birds

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  2. b birds, c cages
    b=c+1 one bird per cage, I have one bird too many
    c-b/2=1 two bird per cage, I have one cage too many
    or 2c-b=2
    => 2c-(c+1)=2
    => 2c-c-1=2 => c=3,b=4

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