# Web Puzzles

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## A Farmer's Good Fortune

A farmer from a small community is out of money. After a mysterious desease spread among and killed his lifestock, he now needs to quickly make up for the lost animals. He needs a whole grand.
Knowing that the bank won't lend him any money, he pays a visit to the local loan shark. The outlaw, who's known to have a bit of an obsession with puzzles, proposes a deal.

With the \$1,000 he gets, the farmer has to be able to buy a combination of cows, pigs, and sheep, to total exactly 100 heads of lifestock. The combination has to include at least one cow (\$100 each), one pig (\$30 each), and one sheep (\$5 each). The total amount of money spent for the 100 animals has to equal exactly \$1,000.

If the farmer manages to accomplish the task, he'll have to return the money with a "friendly" interest rate. Otherwise, he'll get the normal rate, and the threat of a broken pinkie...

How many of each kind of livestock did the farmer buy?

### A Farmer's Good Fortune Puzzle Solution

Here's one combination:

``` 94 sheep =  \$470
1 pig   =   \$30
5 cows  =  \$500
-----------------
100 heads = \$1000
```

Are there anymore?