Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Other Chicken and Egg problem

Three chickens lay three eggs in three days.
How many eggs will six chickens lay in six days?

2 comments:

Alin Grin said...

12

Maria said...

Alin, do you receive this empirically on your chicken farm?

Here is the "theoretical deduction approach" for those who do not own such farm:

3 chickens lay 3 eggs in 3 days
so, assuming that they all participate, the egg laying speed for 1 chicken is:
1 egg in 3 days
making it 2 eggs in 6 days

and if you have 6 chickens, then 6 x 2 = 12 eggs

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