there are x number of ducks. half of them is grazing and three fourths of the rest is playing in the water and 9 duck are drinking water. how many ducks are there? plese give me how you got the answer. pls give me fast

total no of ducks = x

1/2 of x are grazing

rest = 1/2

3/4 of the rest are drinking water

9 ducks are drinking water or 4/4 -3/4=1/4

that means if 1/4 = 9 ducks

then 3/4 = 9 x 3= 27 ducks

total ducks counted as rest of ducks or the ducks playing and drinking water =27+9=36ducks

now we know rest of ducks =1/2 of x = 36 ducks

no . of ducks grazing=1/2 of x

we already know that 1/2 of x =36 ducks

so 1/2 of x that are grazing = 1/2 of x = 36 ducks

total ducks = x = 36 x 2 =72 ducks

therefore total ducks = 72 ducks

hope it helps