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A certain animal in the zoo has consumed 39 pounds of food in six days. If it continues to eat at the same rate, in how many more days will its total consumption be 91 pounds?

A)12
B)11
C)10
D)9
E)8
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Re: A certain animal in the zoo has consumed 39 pounds of food i [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2018, 06:21
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First we need to find out how many pounds of food the animal eats daily:

39/6 = 6.5 pounds

We are asked to find out how many MORE days it will take for the animal to consume 91 pounds. If the animal has already consumed 39 pounds, then we need to subtract 39 from 91 which is 78 pounds. Now we just divide 78 by 6.5 which is 8. It will take 8 more days for the animal t consume 91 pounds.

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