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# Banana Questions

Suppose 7 monkeys take 7 minutes to eat 7 bananas (eating at the same rate).

(a) How many minutes would it take 4 monkeys to eat 4 bananas?

(b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 63 bananas in 63 minutes?

(a) How many minutes would it take 4 monkeys to eat 4 bananas?

(b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 63 bananas in 63 minutes?

### Answer

They're all the same question:(a) It would take 7 minutes for 4 monkeys to eat 4 bananas; and

(b) it would take 7 monkeys 63 minutes to eat 63 bananas.

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