Total Animal Population

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    nycmathguy

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    For this one, I had to set up several ratios and proportions.

    0.16/0.20 = 44/x

    Here x = 55 ocelots

    We are told there are 44 leopards.

    0.16/0.32 = 44/x

    Here x = 88 lions

    0.16/0.08 = 44/x

    Here x = 22 tigers

    0.16/0.24 = 44/x

    Here x = 66 bobcats

    So, 44 + 66 + 22 + 88 + 55 = 275 animals at the zoo.

    You say?
     
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    correct
    but you can use only lions to do it
    0.16x=44 -> x=275
     
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    How on earth did you figure that out?
     
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