# a farmer bought chickens, goats and sheep. He bought 100 animals and spent $100. how much of each animal did he buy

a farmer bought chickens, goats and sheep. He bought 100 animals and spent $100. how much of each animal did he buy

I assume he bought all of each animal. It is hard to buy part of an animal.

a farmer bought chickens, goats and sheep. He bought 100 animals and spent $100. how many of each animal did he buy

## To find out how many of each animal the farmer bought, we can use algebraic equations to solve the problem.

Let's assume the number of chickens the farmer bought is C, the number of goats is G, and the number of sheep is S.

We are given two pieces of information:

1. The farmer bought a total of 100 animals: C + G + S = 100

2. The farmer spent a total of $100: C + G + S = $100

To solve these equations, we need to use algebraic techniques. We can start by expressing one variable in terms of the others. Let's solve for C:

C + G + S = 100

C = 100 - G - S

Now let's substitute this expression for C in the second equation:

(100 - G - S) + G + S = $100

Simplifying:

100 - G - S + G + S = $100

100 = $100

This equation doesn't provide any additional information about the number of animals. The reason is that we have three variables (C, G, and S) and only two equations. Therefore, we cannot determine the exact number of each animal the farmer bought with the given information.

However, we can explore some possible scenarios based on reasonable assumptions. For example, if we assume that the farmer bought an equal number of each animal, we could divide 100 by 3 (the sum of the coefficients of C, G, and S) to get an approximate answer. In this case, each animal would be roughly 33.33. Since it is not possible to buy a fraction of an animal, the answer might be that the farmer bought 33 of each animal.

Please note that without additional information or constraints, we cannot give an exact answer to the question.