# Thread: Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

1. ## Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

Monkeys and parrots are kept inside a cage.Heads and legs are counted as 42 and 142 respectively.

How many monkeys and parrots are inside the cage?

This puzzle is posted for if any correction in the sentences.

2. ## Re: Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

4X + 2Y = 142

X + Y = 42

y = 42 -X

4X + 2(42- X) =142

4X + 84 - 2X = 142
2X = 58; X = 29

29 monkeys

116 + 2Y = 142

2Y = 26

13 parrots

3. ## Re: Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

Excellent,Congrats.

4. ## Re: Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

Monkeys and parrots are kept inside a cage. (space needed) Heads and legs are counted as 42 and 142, respectively.

How many monkeys and parrots are inside the cage?

This puzzle is posted for if any corrections to the sentences.
MNY

5. ## Re: Puzzle#2 (Monkeys and Parrots)

As I posted in your thread about the flying birds, you must put a space after every full stop.

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