Layla M.

# Proportions and Ratios question. Help?

This is the problem at hand: Farmer John has 41 hens. If he had one more solid colored hen, then exactly one-third of his hens would be speckled.
From years of experience, Farmer John knows that one-half of the speckled hens will lay speckled eggs and that each hen
and a half will lay an egg and a half in a day and a half. After how many full days will Farmer John have 11 dozen
speckled eggs to sell?

I am able to do this problem when I add one more hen so Farmer John has 42 hens. However, he only has 41 and I am just not sure how to go about figuring out this problem. If he had 42 colored hens then exactly 1/3 of them are speckled. He only has 41 though?

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Layla M.

It's just stating that IF he had 42 hens then 1/3 of them would be speckled but he only has 41??
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10/03/16

Neal D.

That is true, however if he had one more solid color has no effect on the number of speckled that he currently has, it only increases his total to 42, of which one third would be speckled.
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10/03/16

Neal D.

Layla,

We you able to work the problem?
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10/03/16

Neal D.

Were you able to work the problem?
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10/03/16

Layla M.

No... I am stuck.

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10/03/16

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