# Farmer's Best Deal

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The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy? A man invested $100.00 in 100 head of livestock, consisting of calves, goats and pigs. The price of each is as follows: calves,$10.00 a piece; goats, $1.00 a piece and pigs,$0.12 1/2 a piece. How many of each did he buy? Soule (New Orleans, 1893) Click here to reveal the answer

"Farmer's Best Deal," Convergence (March 2005)