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Here's such a word problem: Dogs have four legs and one head. Chickens have two legs and one head. I count 100 heads and 300 legs. How many dogs and chickens did I count? What is your solution?
To solve this problem, we can set up a system of equations. Let $d$ represent the number of dogs and $c$ represent the number of chickens. We know that the total number of heads is equal to the number of dogs plus the number of chickens, or $d + c = 100$. We also know that the total number of legs is equal to the number of dogs multiplied by four plus the number of chickens multiplied by two, or $4d + 2c = 300$.
We can solve this system of equations by first multiplying the first equation by four and the second equation by two, to get $4d + 4c = 400$ and $8d + 4c = 600$. Then we can subtract the first equation from the second equation to get $4d = 200$. Dividing both sides by four, we get $d = 50$. Substituting this value into the first equation, we get $50 + c = 100$, so $c = 50$. Therefore, I counted 50 dogs and 50 chickens.