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# A certain doctor suggests that an individual's daily water intake be 1

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A certain doctor suggests that an individual's daily water intake be 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight plus 8 ounces for every 25 pounds by which the individual exceeds his or her ideal weight. If this doctor suggests a daily water intake of 136 ounces for a particular 240-pound individual,how many pounds above his or her ideal weight is that individual?

A. 6
B. 16
C. 30
D. 50
E. 120

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06 Feb 2019, 04:38
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A certain doctor suggests that an individual's daily water intake be 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight plus 8 ounces for every 25 pounds by which the individual exceeds his or her ideal weight. If this doctor suggests a daily water intake of 136 ounces for a particular 240-pound individual,how many pounds above his or her ideal weight is that individual?

A. 6
B. 16
C. 30
D. 50
E. 120

out of 136 ounces
240*0.5 = 120 ounces was given as per body weight
for rest 136-120 = 16 ounces
16= 8*x/25
x= 50lbs
IMO D
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