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# monkeys

Posted on 2006-04-23
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suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas,
how many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes
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Question by:shilpi84

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Hi shilpi84,

1min 1 monkey 1/8 banana

48 mins 1 monkey 48/8 = 6 banana

48 mins 8 monkey 48 banana

Cheers!
Sunnycoder
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Don't accept my answer !!! Accept sunnycoder's :)
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Although it seems to be very simple in this case, it won't be the same everytime.

So, you must consider this:

More the monkeys, more the bananas they can eat in same time.

More the bananas, more the time required.

Total "work" to be done = 8 bananas
Rate of "work" = 8 bananas/(8 monkeys * 8 minutes) = 1/8

So, the total work required to be done = 48 bananas.
Since rate of doing work is the same, 48/(x * 48) = 1/8

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