Posted by **Wali** on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10:36pm.

Sam needs to feed 10 dogs at the animal

shelter. The dog food is sold in 5 pounds. How many bags of dog food will he need to feed the dog for an entire week? Estimate your answer.(first estimate then multiply)

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10:37pm
You've left out some important information. How much food does each dog eat a day?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10:50pm
What do you estimate the answer to be?

Now let's figure it out.

10 dogs at 2 pounds a day = ?

7 days times the total number of pounds the 10 dogs eat = ?

Finally, divide the number of pounds the 10 dogs eat in a week by 5 pounds to find the number of bags needed.

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