The area of the cage 1 is 2*1 = 2 sq.ft, while the area of the cage 2 is 3*2 = 6 sq.ft. The area of the cage 2 is 4 sq.ft larger than the area of the cage 1, so it may contain 4 additional hamsters. So the cage 2 may accommodate 1 + 4 = 5 hamsters. (answer C)

Apr 20th, 2015

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