July 4th, 2018, 09:34 AM  #11 
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July 13th, 2018, 11:20 AM  #12  
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Last edited by skipjack; July 14th, 2018 at 03:06 AM.  
July 13th, 2018, 12:14 PM  #13 
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Consider a spherical cow.

July 13th, 2018, 12:36 PM  #14 
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July 14th, 2018, 03:08 AM  #15  
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i.e. (number of cows) = k/(number of days), where k is a constant. Quote:
(number of cows) = k/(number of days) + p, where k and p are constants, implies a unique solution, namely k = 1200 and p = 20. Using those values and substituting number of days = 10, one gets the expected answer that number of cows = 140.  

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