# How many burgers?

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If one and a half boys, eat one and a half burgers in one and a half hours.

How many burgers can 9 boys eat in 3 hours ?

pnikam Expert Asked on 21st August 2015 in

18

More hours => more burgers.
More boys => more burgers.

The time become twice (3 hours / 1.5 hours).
Boys become six times (9 / 1.5).

Number of burgers = 2 * 6 * Original(1.5)
= 18

anikam Expert Answered on 21st August 2015.

While anikam’s answer is mathematically correct, he failed to take into account that after one and a half burgers, the boys were full and ate no more in the next one and a half hours.  Thus, the answer for nine boys is six.

ThePrince Starter Answered on 27th January 2017.

Noticed a typing error as soon as I hit send.  Corrected answer appears below:

While anikam’s answer is mathematically correct, he failed to take into account that after one and a half burgers, the boys were full and ate no more in the next one and a half hours.  Thus, the answer for nine boys is nine.  😉

ThePrince Starter Answered on 27th January 2017.

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