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there are 5 more crows than cows in a farm field. there is a total of 52 legs on all the animals. How many crows and how many cows are in the field?

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[latex]Crows\ have\ 2\ legs\\ Cows\ have\ 4\ legs\\\\ x-\ amount\ of\ crows\\ x-5-\ amount\ of\ cows\\\\ 2x+4(x-5)=52\\ 2x+4x-20=52\\ 6x-20=52\ \ \ | add\ 20\\ 6x=72\ \ \ | divide\ by\ 6\\ x=12\\ x-5=12-5=7\\\\ There\ are\ 12\ crows\ and\ 7\ cows.[/latex]

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