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To determine the number of trout in a​ lake, a conservationist catches 144 ​trout, tags them and throws them back into the lake.​ Later, 56 trout are​ caught; 14 of them are tagged. How many trout would the conservationist expect to be in the​ lake?

 Apr 6, 2020

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If 14 out of 56 trout caught have been tagged, that means that 1/4 of them have been tagged. Based on that ratio, 1/4 of the total trout have been tagged. So, 144 is 1/4 of the total amount of trout. 144*4=576 trout. 

 

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 Apr 6, 2020
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If 14 out of 56 trout caught have been tagged, that means that 1/4 of them have been tagged. Based on that ratio, 1/4 of the total trout have been tagged. So, 144 is 1/4 of the total amount of trout. 144*4=576 trout. 

 

Hope it helps!

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