Posted by **Bryan** on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:08am.

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**, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:14am
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**, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:25am
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**, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:27am
220 lbs of apples and 319 lbs of mixture?

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**Bryan**, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:31am
315 lbs of mixture?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:37am
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**, Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3:15pm
732-328=

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