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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 4:23am.

Suppose a U.S. presidential candidate announced that, if elected, he would create a national park out of trash. For a period of one year, all residential and commercial trash usually sent to landfills would be trucked to a central spot. Over time, the trash would spread out in an ever-widening circle to a thickness of 3 feet. The latest scientific methods would be applied to convert the trash to playgrounds and picnic areas. The candidate also promised to reside at the center of the park. (don't know if that's relevant)

The candidate's environmental policy committee found that 60% of American trash is residential, while 40% is commercial. Four hundred and twenty-five pounds of residential trash occupy one cubic yard; whereas 375 pounds of commercial trash occupy one cubic yard.The total amount of trash dumped per day is 570,000 tons. find the total volume of commercial plus resid

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