A sailor is stranded on a desert island with some source of fresh water...?

A sailor is stranded on a desert island with some source of fresh water, but no vegetation and nothing to eat besides a large crate of corn flakes, and another crate containing five live chickens. From a bioenergetic point of view, which of the following strategies would enable the sailor to live the longest?

A) eat the corn flakes, then eat the chickens.

B) eat the chickens, then eat the corn flakes

C) feed the corn flakes to the chickens, eat the chickens

D) feed the corn flakes to the chickens, eat the eggs laid by the chickens

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  • 7 years ago
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    B) eat the chickens, then eat the corn flakes

    Assumption: there's nothing for the chickens to eat on the island other than each other, the sailor, and the cornflakes.

  • 7 years ago

    E) send out out for pizza and remember that homework is something you're supposed to do for yourself

    But here's a few clues.

    The chickens have nothing to eat but the cornflakes so if you don't feed them the cornflakes their bodies will become thinner as they use up their energy reserves to stay alive.

    No living thing can convert 100% of it's food into energy or an energy store (like its own meat or its eggs) that someone else can eat

    The more steps you place in the food chain, the less energy is available at the other end

    Ben doesn't know what he's talking about

  • funaro
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    D, as long as they aren't roosters. If so, then A.

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  • 7 years ago

    D

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