# College Algebra 2

posted by .

To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 810 deer, tags them and lets them loose. Later 684 deer are caught; 171 of them are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve?

• College Algebra 2 -

let the number of deer be x
prob that a deer is tagged = 810/x

so 810/x = 171/684
171x = 810(684)
x = 810(684)/171 = 3240

## Similar Questions

1. ### algebra

Cans omeone le me know if I arrived at the correct answer?

3. ### Math

To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 443, tags them and then lets them loose. Later, 528 deer are caught and 176 are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve?
4. ### math

To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 874 deer, tags them and lets them loos. Later, 708 deer are caught, 177 of them are tagged, how many deer are in the preserve?
5. ### math

1. To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 309 deer, tags them and lets them loose. Later,324 deer are caught ; 162 of them are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve?
6. ### algebra

To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 523 deer tages them and let's them loose. Later 468 deer are caught, 234 of them are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve?
7. ### Math word problems

To determine the number of deer in a game preserve, a conservationist catches 428 deer, tags them and lets them loose. Later 644 deer are caught.161 of them are tagged. How many deer are in the preserve?