MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Can someone help please? ASAP! (17 pts and brainliest)A supplier sells 2 1/4 pounds of MULCH for every 1 1/3 pounds of GRAVEL. If the supplier sells 172 pounds of both MULCH and GRAVEL combined, How many pounds of MULCH did he sell? (Explain)

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A:

I did this problem last year, if I remember you do this:

64 pounds of gravel and 108 pounds of mulch will be the outcome

*2 1/4 will be equal to 2.25

*1 1/3 will be equal to 1.33

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2.25 / 1.33 = 1.7 is fine (rounded up)

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*ratio of gravel = 1.7: 1

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FOR MULCH:

1.7/2.7 from 172 you will use the outcome 0.629 * 172 to get 108.2 pounds

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FOR GRAVEL:

172 - 108.2 = 63.8 pounds

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Totals sold will be:

- 108 Pounds

- 64 Pounds

64 pounds of gravel and 108 pounds of mulch will be the outcome

*2 1/4 will be equal to 2.25

*1 1/3 will be equal to 1.33

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2.25 / 1.33 = 1.7 is fine (rounded up)

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*ratio of gravel = 1.7: 1

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FOR MULCH:

1.7/2.7 from 172 you will use the outcome 0.629 * 172 to get 108.2 pounds

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FOR GRAVEL:

172 - 108.2 = 63.8 pounds

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Totals sold will be:

- 108 Pounds

- 64 Pounds