# 2020 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 3

## Problem

Carrie has a rectangular garden that measures $6$ feet by $8$ feet. She plants the entire garden with strawberry plants. Carrie is able to plant $4$ strawberry plants per square foot, and she harvests an average of $10$ strawberries per plant. How many strawberries can she expect to harvest?

$\textbf{(A) }560 \qquad \textbf{(B) }960 \qquad \textbf{(C) }1120 \qquad \textbf{(D) }1920 \qquad \textbf{(E) }3840$

## Solution 1

Note that the unit of the answer is strawberries, which is the product of

• square feet
• plants per square foot
• strawberries per plant

By conversion factors, we have $$\left(6 \ \color{red}\cancel{\mathrm{ft}}\color{black}\cdot8 \ \color{red}\cancel{\mathrm{ft}}\color{black}\right)\cdot\left(4 \ \frac{\color{green}\cancel{\mathrm{plants}}}{\color{red}\cancel{\mathrm{ft}^2}}\right)\cdot\left(10 \ \frac{\mathrm{strawberries}}{\color{green}\cancel{\mathrm{plant}}}\right)=6\cdot8\cdot4\cdot10 \ \mathrm{strawberries}=\boxed{\textbf{(D) }1920} \ \mathrm{strawberries}.$$

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## Solution 2

The area of the garden is $6 \cdot 8 = 48$ square feet. Since Carrie plants $4$ strawberry plants per square foot, there are a total of $48 \cdot 4=192$ strawberry plants, each of which produces $10$ strawberries on average. Accordingly, she can expect to harvest $192 \cdot 10 = \boxed{\textbf{(D) }1920}$ strawberries.

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