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If a farmer sells 15 of his chickens, his stock of feed will last for 4 more days than planned, but if he buys 20 more chickens, he will run out of feed 3 days earlier than planned. If no chickens are sold or bought, the farmer will be exactly on schedule. How many chickens does the farmer have?

A. 12
B. 24
C. 48
D. 55
E. 60
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Re: If a farmer sells 15 of his chickens [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 22:54
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If a farmer sells 15 of his chickens, his stock of feed will
last for 4 more days than planned, but if he buys 20
more chickens, he will run out of feed 3 days earlier
than planned. If no chickens are sold or bought, the
farmer will be exactly on schedule. How many chickens
does the farmer have?
 12
 24
 48
 55
 60

Say farmer has n chicken and he is good for d days.:-
We have 3 equations given in question:-

(n-15) * d+4 =(n+20) *(d-3) = n * d

Solving these: (You can solve 1st and 3rd and 2nd and 3rd together)
We get:
20d-3n=60
4n-15d =60

=> n=60

Ans E it is!
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