# SOLUTION: Can anyone help me solve this problem. In a small pond scientists caught 100 fish over 6 "long and tagged them. The fish were returned to the pond. A month later the scientists c

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 Question 99649: Can anyone help me solve this problem. In a small pond scientists caught 100 fish over 6 "long and tagged them. The fish were returned to the pond. A month later the scientists came back and caught 50 fish that were over 6" long. of these 3 wer tagged. Estimate the population of fish over 6" I'm not sure if I got it right i keep coming up with 6 fish for a answer. Thank you Answer by aaaaaaaa(138)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!total number of fish = x I assume the 50 fish they caught were necessarily different. Maybe this assumption is unwarranted. (approximately)