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January 30, 2015

Posted by **ME** on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 5:57pm.

- MATH -
**Anonymous**, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 6:51pmLet's start out saying that the original ration was W pounds of salt pork per day for each person.

there was enough for 220 people for 21 days so there was

220 * 21 * W pounds

or 4620 W pounds

the original 220 people ate for six days so they ate:

220 * 6 * W pounds

or 1320 pounds eaten

so 3300 W pounds remain after 6 days

now suddenly we have 55+220 = 275 people

they eat 275 * (W/2) pounds per day

so 137.5 W * N days = 3300 W pounds

so N = 24 days after the original 6 days so a total of 30 days

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