Fatal sheep disease



  1. From paragraph one, what is the average number of sheep destroyed by each of the 24 farmers?
  2. From paragraphs two and three, what is the minimum number of sheep which could be destroyed with the compensation money? What assumptions have to be made?
  3. From the same information, what is the maximum number of sheep which could be destroyed with the compensation money? Again what assumptions are needed?
  4. Given the results of Questions 2 and 3 how likely is it that the government has provided enough money to pay for all of the effected sheep? Produce estimates to support your answer.


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