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  • Challenge Question #9

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    Mon, 14 Apr 97 13:16:35 -0400

    Challenge Question #9

    Question: "If a male and female manatee are born in l997, and they pair up
    and mate over the years, what is the earliest year that they would have been
    able to have their third calf, assuming that no twins were born?"

    Answer: The earliest year would be 2013 in the month of March. The reasons
    for this would be because the females aren't sexually mature until they are
    five and the males aren't sexually mature until they are 9. Plus they have
    to wait at the least 2 years before they have another baby manatee.

    Krista Embick
    Ms. Heilman
    7th grade