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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]  01 Jun 2007, 07:57
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9. 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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For 3,000 rhinoceroses

3,000*100+10,000 = 310,000

For 3,000*1.1 = 3,300 rhinoceroses

3,300*100+10,000 = 340,000

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KillerSquirrel wrote:
For 3,000 rhinoceroses

3,000*100+10,000 = 310,000

For 3,000*1.1 = 3,300 rhinoceroses

3,300*100+10,000 = 340,000

yes. not all that was necessary. just needed

k= thousand
10k + 1.1(300k)= total land
10k + 330k= total land

340k
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