Homer the Hungry Hippo is munching on the lily pads in his pond. When he got to the pond, there were
If Homer and Henrietta start eating at the same time, when will their ponds have the same number of lily pads remaining?
Write an expression to represent the number of lily pads in Homer's pond. Write another expression for Henrietta's pond.
Set the expressions equal to each other and solve for
from both sides.
to both sides.
Divide both sides by
How many lily pads will be left in each pond at that time?
Use the expressions you wrote in part (a).
Substitute the answer for h into the expressions.
Repeat the process.