A farmer goes to market with $100 to buy a total of 100 animals. He has to buy cows, which are $10 each; sheep, which are $3 each; and chickens, which are 50 cents each. How many of each animal did he buy for $100? contributed by Fred Raby, Fenelon Falls, Ontario
A potato and a tomato cost 40 cents. A tomato and an onion cost 50 cents. An onion and a potato cost 60 cents. How much does each single vegetable cost? contributed by Sidney Kravitz, Dover, New Jersey
If a hen-and-a-half lays an egg-and-a-half in a day-and-a-half, how many eggs can six hens lay in six days?
Two men travel by day in the same direction around an island twenty-four miles in circumference, and camp at night. Mr. A starts one mile ahead of Mr. B and goes one mile in the first day, three miles in the second day, and so on, increasing his rate by two miles each day. Mr. B goes five miles every day. When do they camp together?
No answers here. These are elementary and are great warm-ups. The answers are in the 2008 Old Farmer's Almanac by Robert B. Thomas. Leave your solutions in the comments!
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