Bees and Flowers Logic -Math riddle


There are some lotus flowers in a pond and some bees are hovering around. 
If one bee lands on each flower one bee will be left,
If two bees land on each flower one flower will be left,
Then the number of flowers and bees respectively are 

How many flowers and bees are there?

 

Explanation :  

Let the number of flowers  = x
 if one bee lands on each flower Then one bee will be left So number of bees in this case =x*1+1=x+1
If two bees land on each flower then one flower will be left  so number of bees in this case 
=(x-1)*2=2x-2
we have 
x+1=2x-2
x=3
Number of flowers  =3
Number of bees =x+1=3+1=4

 

 


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