SSAT Reading Question 229: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 229

6. Which of the following represents the number of pounds of food an average adult manatee consumes in a day?

  • A. 10–15
  • B. 100–150
  • C. 352–544
  • D. 800–1,000

Correct Answer: B


B is correct. The average adult manatee "weighs between 362-544 kilograms (800-1,200 pounds)" and eats "between 45-68 kilograms (100-150 pounds) of sea grass and water hyacinths a day!"

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