There are some flowers in a flower pot and some bees are hovering around.If one bee lands on each rose flower,one bee is left.If two bees land on each flower ,one flower is left. Find the number of bees and the number of flowers in the flower pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If B=number of bees and F=number of flowers:

B=F+1 because there is one more bee than flowers.

If we take one flower away we get F-1. So there are 2(F-1) bees, and B=2(F-1).

That is, B=2F-2. But B=F+1, so F+1=2F-2, 3=2F-F=F. There are 3 flowers and B=F+1=3+1=4. There are 4 bees and 3 flowers.

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