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)
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