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anonymous
 one year ago
for this question do you divide?
anonymous
 one year ago
for this question do you divide?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A weather balloon holds 2,850 cubic meters of helium. The density of helium is 0.1685 kilograms per cubic meter. How many kilograms of helium does the balloon contain? Please round your answer to the nearest whole number. Only enter a numerical value in the answer blank.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you would divide 2850 / 0.1685?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3If you knew the mass and volume, you divide to get the density. However, we don't know the mass which is why we end up multiplying instead (think of it as undoing division) Density = mass/volume D = m/v 0.1685 = m/2850 0.1685*2850 = m ... Multiply both sides by 2850 to isolate m m = ??.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3I'm getting the same. Then you round to the nearest whole number.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you check one more question?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The population of Tinyville is 16.2 Tinys per acre. Exactly 405 Tinys live in Tinyville. How many acres is Tinyville? Only enter a numerical value in the answer blank.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0should i have multiplied?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3population density = (# of people total)/(total area)

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3population density = 16.2 Tinys per acre # of people total = 405 tinys area = unknown

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3let x = unknown area population density = (# of people total)/(total area) 16.2 = 405/x x = ??

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.325 acres is correct

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3hopefully that's a face after the 25? and it's not two hundred fifty point zero?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3I thought so but wasn't sure lol

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one way to keep things straight about multiplying or dividing is to use ratios when you see "16.2 Tinys per acre" read 16.2 Tinys per 1 acre" and the word "per" read as "divided by" that is, write the ratio \[ \frac{ 16.2 \ Tiny }{1 \ acre} \] Next they say: Exactly 405 Tinys ... x (unknown acres) write another ratio of # of Tiny's divided by number of acres \[ \frac{ 16.2 \ Tiny }{1 \ acre} = \frac{405}{x} \] now you "solve for x"

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the first trick, is if the x is in the bottom, you can "flip" both sides \[ \frac{1 \ acre} { 16.2 \ Tiny }= \frac{x}{405 \ Tinys} \] now to "solve for x" multiply both sides by 450 Tinys \[ \frac{1 \ acre} { 16.2 \ Tiny } \cdot 450 \ Tinys= \frac{x}{405 \ Tinys} \cdot 450 \ Tinys\] and that simplifies to \[\frac{ 450}{16.2} \ acres= x \]
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