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Of the 60 animals on a certain farm, 2/3 are either pigs or cows. How many of the animals are cows?

(1) the farm has more than twice as many cows as it has pigs.
(2) The farm has more than 12 pigs.

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Of the 60 animals on a certain farm, 2/3 are either pigs or cows. How many of the animals are cows?

2/3 of 60 animals are either pigs or cows. So there are total of 40 cows and pigs.

(1) The farm has more than twice as many cows as it has pigs --> $$c>2p$$ --> as $$c+p=40$$ then $$c=40-p$$ --> $$40-p>2p$$ --> $$13.3>p$$ --> $$p_{max}=13$$ and $$c_{min}=27$$. Many combinations are possible: (27,13), (28, 12), ... Not sufficient.

(2) $$p>12$$. Not sufficient

(1)+(2) $$p>12$$ but $$p_{max}=13$$, hence $$p=13$$ --> $$c=27$$. Sufficient.

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