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# problem solving

in a camping trip 1000 boy scouts bought food good for 30 days but on the 10th day another 250 boys scouts arrives,how many days will the food last?

Posted in Math, asked by maria angelica diente, 6 years ago. 1649 hits.

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It is given that 1000 boy scouts bought food good for 30 days.

Let the food for 1000 boys for 30 days be X.

So food for 1000 boys for 1 day will be X/30.

So food for 1 boy for 1 day will be X/30*1000=X/30000.

On the 10th day another 250boys arrived.

Food consumed by 1000 boys for 9 days =9*X/30=3X/10.

Remaining food on 10th day = X-3X/10 = (10X-3X)/10 = 7X/10

Food required for 1250 boys for 1 day = 1250X/30000= 125X/3000 = 5X/120=X/24

Let the food will last for Y days.

Y=remaining food on 10th day/ Food required for 1250 boys for 1 day

=(7X/10)/(X/24)

=7X*24/10*X

=7*24/10

=168/10

= 16.8

So the food will last for 16 days.

vinu omanan - 6 years ago
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