# Plantains in a field

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1. It seems people are getting this whole question twisted up and going about it in a really complicated matter.

Let's clarify, if we can!

Each quadrat is 25cm x 25cm.

We know that the total of 10 quadrats is 20 Plantains. Let's forget about quadrats areas for now.

Therefore, in each quadrat we would have a mean of 2 Plaintains.

We want 1m squared, which is a metre x a metre.

4 quadrats in a row would make 1m BUT it isnt 1m2 because its 1m wide but only 0.25m deep (1m x 0.25m = 0.25m squared).

So we want 4 rows of 4 quadrats. Then we'd have 1m wide and 1m deep. 4 x 4 quadrats is 16 quadrats.

We know each quadrat averages 2 Plantains, so 16 x 2 = 32 per M squared.

32 x 5,000 = 160,000

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