Have you ever seen a honey bee? Are you scared of honey bees? Let me tell you some interesting facts about honey bees. Don't worry we don’t have any of these fascinating creatures hanging out in our math learning centres looking for a lesson in math, but we’ve made them the subject of this week’s word problem.
Question: How many worker bees are needed to produce the 3 litres of Honey.
Solution: 1 worker bee can produce only 1/12 tablespoon of honey = 15/12 ml
To produce 1 ml of honey we need 12/15 honey bees
To produce 3000 ml of honey we need 12/15 * 3000 honey bees = 2400 honey bees