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6 February, 00:17

A worker at a mill is loading 5 pound bags of flour into boxes to deliver to a local warehouse. Each box holds 16 bags of flour. If the warehouse orders 4 tons of flour how many boxes are needed to fulfill the order?

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  1. 6 February, 00:31
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    100 boxes are needed to fulfill the order

    Step-by-step explanation:

    In this question, we are concerned with calculating the number of boxes that are needed to fulfill an order.

    Each of the boxes contain 16 bags of flour and each of these bags weigh 5 pounds. What this means is that each of the boxes will have a net weight of 5 * 16 = 80 pounds

    Mathematically, 1 ton is the equivalent of 2,000 pounds. Hence, 4 tons is the equivalent of 4 * 2000 = 8,000 pounds

    Thus, the number of boxes needed will be 8,000/80 = 100 boxes
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