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# can you help me with a quick math problem please

math question : an adult tiger can eat about 95 pounds of meat in one week living in a zoo. About how many pounds does it eat in one day?

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Meghan D. | Patient and Creative Math Tutor Specializing in Test Prep SkillsPatient and Creative Math Tutor Speciali...
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You know that there are 7 days in one week.  The total amount of food the tiger eats in 1 week is equal to how much he eats in 1 day x 7 days.  So 95 = 7x, where x is the #of lbs of food eaten in 1 day.  Divide both sides by 7 and you get x = 13.57.  So the tiger eats about 13.6 lbs of meat in 1 day

Margaret G. | Experienced - Patient - Energetic - Understanding - Caring TutorExperienced - Patient - Energetic - Unde...
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Hi Meghan answered your question quite efficiently however  -- If you are not used to doing algebraic expressions the simple explanation is to:
divide 95 (pounds per week) by 7 (days in one week)  ...
95/7 = 13.57 = 13.6  or  14 pounds per day.

RACHEL B. | Elementary Teacher/TutorElementary Teacher/Tutor
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In answer to your question about changing a decimal with a zero at the end to a fraction, please see my example, and then I will explain it:  .90=90/100

The first number to the right of the decimal is in the tenth place, and the second number, or in this case, a zero, is in the hundredth place.  So, when changing a decimal into a fraction, it will look similar to my example.

Tabitha P. | Creative & Experiential LearningCreative & Experiential Learning
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First, find the key words that tell you what this problem is asking, that way you are not distracted by all the other words.  Key words would be: 95 pounds, 1 week (7 days), ? pounds in 1 day ?.  Simplify it more: pounds divided by days in a week = pounds in a day.  Fill in the words with #'s.   95 divided by 7 = 13.57.  *Remember the word "About" means to round the answer so...13.57 turns into 13.6 pounds eaten in one day!