# Monkeys and bananas:Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas.(a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas?Sol:each mky takes 8 min to eat a banana (b) How many monkeys would it take to eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes

8m=48
m=6

#### Sivakumar

• Dec 8th, 2005

8 monkeys take 8 mins to eat 8 bans.

so, 1 monkey take 8 min to eat 1 banana.

if 1 monkey eat for 48 mins it will eat 6 bananas

there are 48 bananas, so we need 8 monkeys giving 6 bananas each.

#### L.ARULKUMAR,

• Feb 11th, 2007

1. Monkeys and bananas:Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas. (a) How many minutes would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas?My thought : 8 monkeys takes 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas So 1 monkey will take 8 minutes to eat 1 bananas So 3 monkey will take 8 minutes to eat 3 bananas.

#### Anitha

• Sep 7th, 2014

8 for both a and b

#### aarya rajou

• Feb 18th, 2016

a) 3 monkeys will take 8 minutes to eat 3 bananas, with each having 1.
b) 8 monkeys with 6 bananas each

#### Raksha

• Sep 20th, 2020

A for both