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He counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there? Please read full...

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starsmile | Student | eNoter

Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM via web

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He counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

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The Zios have legs and the Zepts have legs. He managed to see that there was more of one kind. Suddenly they all rolled over onto their backs and put their legs in the air.

He counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?please help me

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samhouston | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:37 PM (Answer #1)

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Assign variables:

i = Zios

e = Zepts

x = legs

then...

ix + ex = 52

Divide both sides by x

i + e = 52/x

The Zios have (52/x - e) legs.

The Zepts have (52/x - i) legs.

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