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The Guests at a football banquet consumed a total of 401 pounds of food. if no individual guest consumed more than 2.5 pounds of food, What is the minimum number of guests that could have attended the banquet?

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The Guests at a football banquet consumed a total of 401 pounds of food. if no individual guest consumed more than 2.5 pounds of food, What is the minimum number of guests that could have attended the banquet?

A. 160 B. 161 C. 162 D. 163 E. 164

To minimize one quantity maximize other.

160*2.5 (max possible amount of food a guest could consume) = 400 pounds, so there must be more than 160 guests, next integer is 161.