Parrots and Rabbits puzzle

By | December 28, 2017


In this puzzle, assume there are several Parrots and rabbits inside a cage. There are total 72 heads and 200 feet inside the cage.

How many parrots are there, and how many rabbits?

Points to note:

1. None of the parrots and rabbits are ‘handicapped’
2. No parrots / rabbits have any anomalies such as more number of heads / feet than normal
3. The ‘number of heads’ and ‘number of feet’ in the cage are of the aforesaid parrots and rabbits only.





Let the number of parrots be ‘x’ and number of rabbits, ‘y’.

We have:

x + y = 72  (1)
2x + 4y = 200  (2)

Solving (1) and (2), we get x = 44 and y = 28. i.e., there are 44 parrots and 28 rabbits.