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in the united states .154,000,000 tons of garbage are prouduced annually .on an average ,about how many pounds is that each month for each person in the united states? the popullation of the united states is about 250 millon pounds
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  • math -

    Weight of garbage
    =154,000,000 tons
    =154,000,000 tons * 2000 lbs/ton

    Population
    = 250,000,000 persons

    Divide weight of garbage by population to get the number of pounds / person
    = 154,000,000 tons * 2000 pounds/ton ÷ 250,000,000 persons
    = ______________ pounds/person

  • math -

    1232?

  • math -

    Correct!
    (It comes to about 4 pounds per person per day.)

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