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# There are 450 birds at a small zoo. The number of birds is 5 times the

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Re: There are 450 birds at a small zoo. The number of birds is 5 times the [#permalink]
I know I am getting it wrong but this is how I interpreted the question:

Birds : Non Birds
5x : x
So the overall is 6x =450
x= 75

Question is asking us to find 5x-x ----> 4x =4 * 75 = 300 (which is not in the answer choices )
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I know I am getting it wrong but this is how I interpreted the question:

Birds : Non Birds
5x : x
So the overall is 6x =450
x= 75

Question is asking us to find 5x-x ----> 4x =4 * 75 = 300 (which is not in the answer choices )

We are given Total birds = 450 , not total animals.

So, it should be 5x=450 or x=90.

The highlighted portion above is incorrect.
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