Algebra Word Problem: Rabbits & Chickens

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This is a challenging word problem. The audience for this worksheet includes: gifted, homeschool, and students who need enrichment activities. Also suitable for homework & flipped classrooms (we have an accompanying video).

Have you come across the famous word problems involving chickens and rabbits? We have a special one for you today, just in time for the Lunar New Year and the start of the Year of The Rabbit!

In this practice problem, we’ll solve a real-world problem—about a farmer and his need to figure out how much chicken feet soup he can make, and how much luck his many rabbits will bring him. We work the whole problem, step by step, in this video.

You don't have to be afraid of word problems in math class anymore, because we're going to solve them with you. We'll show you how to translate the sentences in math word problems into "math language." Each sentence becomes an equation. You'll identify your "knowns" and "unknowns," and pretty soon, with practice, you'll feel comfortable solving these kinds of problems on your own.

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