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anonymous

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marissa wants to pack 172 hamster into cages she can only pack 6 hamsters in each cage how many cages will she need to pack all 172 hamster.

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  1. anonymous
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    okay anna lets see. What is the total number of hamsters?

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    First, divide the total number of hamsters you want in cages by the amount of hamsters that will fit per cage. 172/6 = 28.6666667 Since this is not an even number, this means that there won't be exactly 6 hamsters in every cage. This means we will need to add an extra cage, which will make 29 cages, to put all hamsters in a cage. If you times 28 by 6...you will get 168 hamsters...so there will only be 4 hamsters, not 6, in the 29th cage. Therefore, you will need 29 cages, but there will only be 4 hamsters in the last. Hope you understand!

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