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28 March, 10:47

A horse stable keeps 12 horses. Each horse eats 2 pounds of oats per day over a 2-day weekend. The same horses will be staying for 3 additional days. The stable manager estimates that the stable should have at least 7 pounds of oats for each horse for the 5 days.

What mistake did the manager make?

The manager did not make a mistake. The estimate is correct.

The manager calculated the amount of oats for 7 days instead of 5.

The manager calculated the rate per day for 1 horse instead of 12.

The manager estimated the remaining days at 1 pound per day instead of 2 pounds per day.

The manager determined that the horses received 1 pound per day for the first two days instead of 2 pounds per day for the first two days.

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  1. 28 March, 12:47
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    The manager calculated the amount of oats for 7 days instead of 5.
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