Posted by Bryan on .
A Michigan orchard made 22,331 lb of taffy apples with approximately 1 lb of taffy mixture for each 69.6 pounds of apples. To the nearest tenth of a pound, how many pounds of apples and how many pounds of taffy were used?

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drwls,
A fraction 68.6/69.6 = 0.98563 of the taffy apples are the apples, and 1/69.6 = 0.014368 is the taffy mixture.
Multiply those fractions by 22,231 total lb made. Then round off to the nearest 0.1 lb. 
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drwls,
Those fractions should be 69.6/70.6 = 0.98584 apples and 1.0/70.6 = 0.014164 taffy. That makes 1 lb of taffy per 69.6 of apples

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Bryan,
220 lbs of apples and 319 lbs of mixture?

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Bryan,
315 lbs of mixture?

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drwls,
No way. How did you arrive at those numbers? Your total is a lot less than 22,231 lb.
If you had followed my instructions, you would have got 21,916.1 lb of apples. Now can you get the amount of taffy? You could subtract the apples from the total, or use the ratio I derived earlier. 
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brianna,
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