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An apple weighs 175 g. If a farmer picks 15 kg of apples in a day, how many apples does...

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Posted June 22, 2013 at 3:38 AM via web

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An apple weighs 175 g. If a farmer picks 15 kg of apples in a day, how many apples does he pick.

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 22, 2013 at 3:41 AM (Answer #1)

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The mass of each apple is 175 g. To determine the number of apples that weigh X g, divide X by 175. 175 g is equivalent to 0.175 kg.

If a farmer picks 15 kg of apples in a day, the number of apples picked by him is equal to 15/0.175 = 15000/175 `~~` 86.

The farmer picks 86 apples in a day.

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