A Zoo has two new elephants, Asia and Benji. Asia eats 1/2 ton of hay each week. Benji eats 1/4 ton of hay each week. They eat 10 pounds of green leaves a day. Asia Drinks 100 gallons of water each week and Benji drinks about 80 gallons . Hay costs $200 per ton . The green leaves cost $.50 per pound . How much money does it cost to feed Asia and Benji for one year ? Getting Started : Be Sure you understand the problem 1. What Kinds Of Food do Asia And Benji eat ? 2. How much hay does Asia eat in one week ?------------------ Benji ____________________3.How many pounds of green leaves does Asia

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- anonymous

Okay so let's start with the leaves. They each eat 10 pounds per day. So that means 20 pounds per day. Multiply that by 365 days, and you get how many pounds per year they consume. Multiply that by the price per pound and you get how much it costs for the leaves per year.
Then you can do a similar pattern for the hay.

- Selena2345

Kobler What number question

- anonymous

Pardon?

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- Selena2345

The Third Question Kobler

- anonymous

Oh I was just skipping to the main question. What grade is this?

- anonymous

Also the third question cuts out.

- Selena2345

Which Question are you talking about ?

- Selena2345

This is 7th Grade

- anonymous

Oh okay. I'll clarify. Just a minute.

- anonymous

Okay we can start with the numbered questions. 1) The types of food they eat are hay and leaves. They are the only things that are going to cost anything, because water is free.

- anonymous

So you don't need to pay attention to the water for these questions.

- Selena2345

Kobler

- anonymous

2) It tells you the answers in the question. Asia eats 0.5 tons of hay per week, and Benji eats 0.25 tons of hay each week.

- anonymous

Yes?

- Selena2345

Can you help me with all the questions that i posted ?

- anonymous

All of them? As in on this post? I am.

- Selena2345

Yes

- anonymous

Okay.
So I answered what I can without answering "How much does it cost to feed them for a full year", because Question #3 cuts off and it isn't finished.

- Selena2345

Kobler the full question for #3 is How many pounds of green leaves does Asia eat in one day ?

- anonymous

Okay. Well that is in the problem introduction as well. What do you think the answer is?

- anonymous

Hello?

- Selena2345

yES

- anonymous

What do you think the answer to #3 is?

- Selena2345

10 pounds for #3

- anonymous

Yes

- Selena2345

Can you help me with the rest of the questions ?

- anonymous

So now to figure out the main question of "How much does it cost to feed them for a year", you can follow my first post

- anonymous

How many more are there?

- Selena2345

i need help on that question

- anonymous

Okay. So I told you how to calculate how much it costs to feed them leaves for a year. Now you just need to figure it out for hay. How many weeks are ina year?

- Selena2345

52

- anonymous

so add how many tons of hay they eat per week together (0.25+0.75), multiply that by 52, that will give you how many tons they eat per year.
Then multiply that by how much it costs per ton of hay. Then add that to what you calculated for leaves.

- Selena2345

is that righy

- anonymous

Yes.

- Selena2345

52

- anonymous

Thats how many weeks are in a year.... that isnt your final answer.

- Selena2345

52 weeks

- anonymous

Yeah... Did you understand the rest of what I told you?

- Selena2345

yes

- anonymous

Okay then you're good?

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