## One coastal cholla cactus can house the nest of the cactus wren containing two adults and up to five young. Six cholla cacti are counted in

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One coastal cholla cactus can house the nest of the cactus wren containing two adults and up to five young. Six cholla cacti are counted in a study area. What is the maximum number of wrens that could nest in the area?

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The maximum number of wren that could nest in the area based on the number of cholla cacti is:

• 42 wrens.

Step-by-step explanation:

The information provided by the text mentions that each cholla cactus can house a nest in which two adults and a maximum of five young will live (seven in total per nest), so this information can be represented as follows:

• Maximum number of wrens = number of cholla cactus * 7

Since six cholla cacti are counted in the area, this value is replaced in the created equation:

• Maximum number of wrens = 6 * 7
• Maximum number of wrens = 42

The area could house a maximum of 42 wrens, where 12 would be adults and 30 would be young at most.