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One day, a person went to a horse racing area. Instead of counting the number of humans and horses, he conuted 74 heads and 196 legs. How many humans and horses were there?
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Everyone knows that Human and Horses have one head and human have two legs and horses have four legs.

Let number of human = x and number of horses = y

Now given that Total number of heads = 74 and Total number of legs = 196

So, x + y = 74 ---------------------(1) and 

2x + 4y = 196 ---------------------(2)

Solving the equations we get

x = 50

y = 24

Hence, the number of humans are 50 and the number of horses are 24

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