# Question. Sciencey. 23 replies

Captain Fist

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#1 12 years ago

"Suppose that there are 67 butterfly species for ever 22,000 insect species and there are 15,000 to 22,000 species of butterfly worldwide. How many insect species are there?"

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#2 12 years ago

Liek seriously.... I bet you could even fill a duffel bag clear full with them if you squished them all up. Thats a lot.

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#3 12 years ago

Should I right that?

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#4 12 years ago

Let's reword the question.

"Suppose that there is 1 butterfly species for every X insect species and there are 15,000 to 22,000 species of butterfly worldwide. How many insect species are there?"

Find X and multiply 22,000 times X.

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#5 12 years ago

Calculator time.

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#6 12 years ago

It would still fit in a duffel bag...

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#7 12 years ago

Methinks a duffel bag could hold 503-737 butterflies if they were packed tightly enough . . .

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#8 12 years ago

I am going down the butterfly story to test this out. They won't get mad if its for science.

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#9 12 years ago

Between 4,925,374 and 7,223,881. Between 4,900,000 and 7,200,000 with correct significant figures.

0 in a few billion years.

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