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12 June, 03:00

# Roma tomatoes can produce up to 150 tomatoes per plant. If Marium plants 5 plants and expects to lose 6% of her crop, how many tomatoes will Marium have?

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1. 12 June, 04:51
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Marium will have 705 tomatoes remaining

Step-by-step explanation:

Step 1: Determine the rate of production per plant

Roma tomatoes produces=150 tomatoes per plant

Step 2: Determine total number of tomatoes to be produced

The expected number of tomatoes to be produced before accounting for the losses can be expressed as;

Total tomatoes=number of tomatoes per plant*number of plants

where;

Number of tomatoes per plant=150

number of plants=5

replacing;

Total tomatoes = (150*5) = 750 plants

Total tomatoes=750 plants

Step 3: Expected loses

The total number of tomatoes she expects to lose can be expressed as;

Total number of tomatoes lost=expected loss*total tomatoes

where;

expected loss=6%

total tomatoes=750

replacing;

Total number of tomatoes lost = (6/100) * 750=45 tomatoes

Total number of tomatoes lost=45

Step 4: Remaining tomatoes after loss

The remaining number of tomatoes when we account for the quantity lost can be expressed as;

Remaining number of tomatoes=Total number of tomatoes-total number of tomatoes lost

where;

total number of tomatoes=750

total number of tomatoes lost=45

replacing;

Remaining number of tomatoes = (750-45) = 705 tomatoes

Marium will have 705 tomatoes remaining