**Easy 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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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 birds, 3 cages.

ReplyDelete4000 birds and 3000 cages

ReplyDelete3 cages, 4 birds

ReplyDeleteb birds, c cages

ReplyDeleteb=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