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Nov 28, 2017

Tuesday Toucans!

By | Added Sep 28, 2016



By Brian Gratwicke (originally posted to Flickr as Keel-billed toucan) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Mathnasium word problem menagerie is getting bigger and bigger, and this week, we're all about a beautiful tropical bird with a formidable beak and lots of character! On this fine, feathery Tuesday, try solving our toucan word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer.

A biologist is monitoring a flock of toucans. The biologist determines that the number of toucans in the flock can be estimated using the function f(n) = 22 + 3n, wherein n is the number of toucan nests that the biologist counts in the flock’s territory. If the biologist counts 5 nests, what is the estimated number of toucans?