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A wildlife preserve is being planned for 3,000 rhinoceroses.

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A wildlife preserve is being planned for 3,000 rhinoceroses. [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:22
A wildlife preserve is being planned for 3,000 rhinoceroses. The preserve is to contain a total of 10,000 acres of watering area, plus 100 acres of grazing area for each rhinoceros. If the number of rhinoceroses is expected to increase by 10 percent, how many thousand acres should the preserve have in order to provide for the increased population?

A 340
B 330
C 320
D 310
E 300

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Ans: [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:43
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A wildlife preserve is being planned for 3,000 rhinoceroses. The preserve is to contain a total of 10,000 acres of watering area, plus 100 acres of grazing area for each rhinoceros. If the number of rhinoceroses is expected to increase by 10 percent, how many thousand acres should the preserve have in order to provide for the increased population?

A 340
B 330
C 320
D 310
E 300

Please show your work.

Well, make an equation in the form of a line:
y=mx+c; c=10000, x=3000 and m=100 y is a required preserve
bcoz there is one not changing part i.e. watering area and one part which is changing i.e. no of rhinoceroses.
y=3,10,000 in first case.
Now, if rhinoceroses will become 3300 then,
y=3300*100+10000 =3,40,000 = 340 thousands (A) is the answer

Hope this helps, Dharmin
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:47
10% increase - 300 --> 3300 rhinos. man..!

each needs 100 acres of grazing area, thus
3300 * 100 = 330 thousand acres.

plus, a 10,000 acres watering area = 10 thaousand acres

total 330+10 = 340 thousand acres
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Re: Paper test 52, part 6, number 9 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:48
stoolfi wrote:
A 340
B 330
C 320
D 310
E 300

Please show your work.


I am sure that you are stumped by the language used in this ques.. :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:50
i don't think stoolfi needed the help on this problem. what are you doing posting problems like these? :P
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2004, 19:53
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i don't think stoolfi needed the help on this problem. what are you doing posting problems like these? :P


by throwing sweet problems, he is trying to make us feel better of our PS skills. :wink:
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what are you doing posting problems like these?


The wording threw me off.

My girlfriend, an attorney, solved it in under 30 seconds. Quite humbling!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2004, 12:33
stoolfi wrote:
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what are you doing posting problems like these?


The wording threw me off.

My girlfriend, an attorney, solved it in under 30 seconds. Quite humbling!


wow stoofi, hope you guys don't argue much! :shot it's tough winning an argument with lawyers.
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