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If a little candy weighs 4.7 grams , how many little candies are there in a bag...

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r4rob92 | Valedictorian

Posted August 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM via web

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If a little candy weighs 4.7 grams , how many little candies are there in a bag weighing 5 lb.

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM (Answer #1)

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A little candy weighs 4.7 g. To determine the number of little candies in a bag weighing 5 lb first convert the mass of the bag to grams. 1 pound is equal to 453.592 grams.

5 pounds is 2267.96 g. This divided by 4.7 gives the number of small candies. The result as a whole number is 482.

There are 482 candies weighing 4.7 g in a 5 lb bag.

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