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# Creatures in a Cage

There's a cage with jungle animals and creatures. There are 11 heads and 20 feet. There are twice as many jungle creatures with four feet as there are jungle creatures with two feet. How many creatures of each are in the cage?

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4 four legged animals2 two legged animals

5 snakes

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i think that if you are gonna say there are twice as many 4 legged than 2 legged, etc, you should say somethin in there about there being a certain amount without ANY feet. cause saying about the 4 and 2 legged, makes it appear that those are the 2 options, and that doesn't work.

With 11 heads and only 20 feet, it is quite evident some are without feet.

I agree that there should have been a note about the snakes, or a general comment about animals with no legs.

Nah, the wording is fine. I was trying to find some alternate solution, but the only creature I know of with ten legs is a squid, and that's not a jungle creature.

Well if it;s OK to introduce snakes that weren't mentioned in the problem then why not a few 1 legged ducks? Plenty of them around.

4 x 1 legged ducks

6 x 2 legged whatsit

1 x 4 legged thingy

4 x 1 legged ducks

6 x 2 legged whatsit

1 x 4 legged thingy

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