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# if 1 chicken can lay 5 eggs, how many chickens does it take to lay 500.45 eggs?

please tell me! need the method too!!!!

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Daniel S. | Having trouble with science, math, or writing? Click here!Having trouble with science, math, or wr...
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1 chicken / 5 eggs

500.45 eggs * (1 chicken / 5 eggs) = 100.09 chickens

And since you can't have .09 chickens, or .45 eggs, you'll need an extra chicken - 101 chickens, which can lay up to 505 eggs.

Jon G. | Patient knowledgeable STEM educator/former healthcare practitionerPatient knowledgeable STEM educator/form...
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If you had a chicken that could lay 0.45 eggs...you'd make millions...especially for those on a diet or trying to cut down of cholesterol consumption...unforturnately...I'm betting you don't have that chicken.

Divide 500 eggs by 5 eggs per chicken and you'll get 100 chickens

500 eggs  ÷   5 eggs/1 chicken   =    500 eggs  ×  1 chicken/ 5 eggs  =

You do the rest