# Once there came many birds to a pond

Once there came many birds to a pond. There were certain number of lotus flowers in the pond. If each bird occupied one lotus one bird was left alone without any flower. If two birds sat in a flower one flower was left behind. Find the total number of birds and flowers.

nitishdastane

• Member Since Mar-2009 | Mar 9th, 2009

Ans:=4 birds  & 3 flowers

If 1 bird sat on one lotus 1 bird left behind & if 2 bird sit on 1 lotus then 1 lotus left behind.

#### nitishdastane Profile Answers by nitishdastane

• Mar 9th, 2009

Ans:=4 birds? &?3 flowers

If 1 bird sat on one lotus 1 bird left behind & if 2 bird sit on 1 lotus then 1 lotus left behind.

#### kavi Profile Answers by kavi

• May 24th, 2009

n birds & n-1 lotus

#### navateja Profile Answers by navateja

• Jul 25th, 2009

There are 4 lotus flowers and 3 birds. Let the 0s represent the birds. Let the 1s represent the lotus flowers.

CASE1:
Each bird sat on each lotus flower, one bird was left alone.

1      1      1       1
0      0      0

CASE2:
Two birds sat on each lotus flower, one flower was left alone.

(1 1)       (1 1)
0             0            0

Hence, the answer is 4 birds and 3 lotus flowers

#### balasmart75 Profile Answers by balasmart75

• Aug 31st, 2009

There are 4 birds and 3 lotus flowers.
When each bird sit on 1 lotus flower, one bird will be left without a flower.
When two birds sit on 1 lotus flower, then one flower will be left out.

• Sep 1st, 2009

If one bird occupy 1 flower then one left.
If there are n no. of bird and m no. of flowers
Then relation among them n=m+1
In 2nd case m=n/2+1
by solving we get
n=4 and m=3

#### MNishanthReddy Profile Answers by MNishanthReddy

• Jan 23rd, 2010

Since, when one bird each sits on one flower, one bird is left out, the difference between number of birds(b) and number of flowers(f) is 1. ie.. b-f=1
When 2 birds sit on one flower, one flower is left out, so 2(f-1)=b...

b-f=1... 1st equation
2(f-1)=b... 2nd equation

Solving these tw equations we get, b=4, f=3

So, the number of birs are 4 and number of flowers are 3

#### droliaonfire Profile Answers by droliaonfire

• Feb 1st, 2010

Let us consider the number of flowers is x and that the number of birds is y

Now as per the question when 1 bird tried to occupy 1 flower each, 1 bird is left behind which means that the number of birds is 1 more than the number of flowers

=> y=x+1---------------1

also when 2 birds tried to acquire 1 flower each then 1 flower is left extra

=> y=2(x-1)-----------------------2

solving 1 and 2 we get,

x= 3 and y=4

#### sukanyamb Profile Answers by sukanyamb

• Feb 18th, 2010

Consider "x->no. of birds and y->no. of flowers"

given "no of flowers is one less than no of birds"
=>y=x-1

Given "no of flowers is one more than half the no of birds"
=>y=(x/2)+1
solving 2 eqs we get

x=4
y=3

#### ravi_706 Profile Answers by ravi_706

• Mar 12th, 2010

Let no. of birds is "b" and no. of lotus be "l"
Now, a/c to first condition--> b = l+1 & a/c to snd condition--> b/2 = l-1
Solving above equations, we get,
No. of Bird=4 & No. of Lotus = 3

#### prashantsonu7 Profile Answers by prashantsonu7

• Jul 4th, 2010

Let ter be x flowers n y birds ten according to first information we have

x+1=y
by seceond information we have

y/2+1=x

solving two equations we get
x=3 flowers
y=4 birds

#### swatisrajput Profile Answers by swatisrajput

• Sep 8th, 2010

Let total number of birds are = x
and total number of lotus are=y
then according to question:-

x-y=1 ...equation (1)
y-x/2=1 ...equation(2)

Solve these two equation
we get
x=4
y=3
So total number of birds and lotus are=7 ans

#### smitrudra Profile Answers by smitrudra

• Sep 10th, 2010

The number of bird is 4 and flowers 3.
x-y=1Â  & x/2=y+1 ;Â  where x = birds and y = flowers

#### kavipriya duraikannu Profile Answers by kavipriya duraikannu

• Jan 10th, 2011

3 flowers and 7 birds