Light bulbs undergoes an inspection where 200 bulbs are tested and 6 are defective. If the shipment contains 10,280 light bulbs how many are defective

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Write this problem as a proportion: 6 bulbs are defective for every 200 bulbs, x bulbs are defective for every 10,280 bulbs.


To solve for x, multiply both sides by 10,280.



Thus 308.4 bulbs would be defective in a shipment of 10,280 bulbs.

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