If there are 44 leopards at the zoo, what is the zoo’s total animal population?
Animals at the Zoo
Let P be the total animal population at the zoo. We know that
16% of P = number of leopards
16% of P = 44
Divide both sides by 4.
4% of P = 11
Now, multiply both sides by 25
100% of P = P = 25 11
Notice that it's easy to multiply by 11 without a calculator:
P = 25 11 = 25 (10 + 1)
P = 25 10 + 25 1 = 250 + 25 = 275
That's the total number of animals at the zoo.
Answer = (B)
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