Garden Crops

A large organic nursery has somewhere between 3 and 6 (inclusive) garden plots of herbs when it closes for the season in the fall. In each plot there are between 20 and 30 (inclusive) rosemary plants. If, typically, 10% of those plants don’t winter over successfully until spring, what would be the largest number of plants that could be lost during the winter?

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The maximum number of rosemary plants would be 6 · 30 = 180. If 10% of those plants are lost, then 18 plants would be affected.

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