If five cats can kill five mice in five minutes, how long will it take 100 cats to kill 100 mice?

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In working this out we are looking at simply maths (math) but there is a practical side to this. In practice you can’t rely on simple maths because there will be other factors like where are the cats and mice and how keen are the cats to kill the mice? Are they all domestic cats or males? Are they feral cats and so on? However, on a straight maths basis I’d work it out this way….

If there are 100 cats, this is 20 times the number of cats (five into 100 makes 20). Therefore it would take one twentieth (1/20th or 5%) of the time to kill 100 mice. This makes five minutes (100 divided by 20).

So the answer to the question in the title is the same time at 5 minutes.

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