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A truck weighs 3.5 tons.  Determine the weight of 5 trucks in pounds.

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channing97 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM via web

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A truck weighs 3.5 tons.  Determine the weight of 5 trucks in pounds.

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lfryerda | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted December 16, 2012 at 5:03 PM (Answer #1)

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If each truck weighs 3.5 tons then the weight of 5 trucks is 3.5 x 5 tons = 17.5 tons.

But, we also know that 1 ton = 2000 lbs, so the weight of 5 trucks is 17.5 x 2000 = 35000 lbs.

The weight of 5 trucks is 35000 lbs.

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