anonymous
  • anonymous
A dump truck can hold 2 tons of gravel. The pay loader loading the truck puts 750 pounds of gravel in the truck at one time. How many loads does the pay loader need to dump in the truck before it is full?
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Babynini
  • Babynini
Hey :) the first step would be to find out how many pounds are in a ton, do you know?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, I do know, there are 2000 pounds right?
Babynini
  • Babynini
Absolutely!! So now since there are TWO tons, we need to figure out the following: 2000 x 2 = ?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
That's 4000 pounds.
Babynini
  • Babynini
Perfect. So now, since the loader can only load 750 pounds at a time, we have: 2 tons divided by 750 pounds. Which we changed to: 4000pounds/750pounds = ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Approximately 50 pounds.
Babynini
  • Babynini
hm, try again. Just do: 4000 divided by 750
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh! 5.3 repeating?
Babynini
  • Babynini
Yes! Now, the loader person can't really do just .3 of a loading, it'd have to be a whole other load, right? So the loader has to dump 6 (rounded up from 5.3) times until the truck is full :)
Babynini
  • Babynini
Does that all make sense?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Kind of, but I don't get how you got 6 from 5.3(sorry if it sounds rude but, I don't mean to be)
Babynini
  • Babynini
No, you're fine! If you want to be precise, 5.3 is the correct answer. I rounded up to 6 because the question asks how many times the loader has to dump. So even if he fills just one third (the three after the 5) he still has to dump again
Babynini
  • Babynini
Was that explanation helpful at all? haha if not that's ok! Just let me know
anonymous
  • anonymous
No. No, it was really helpful, thanks! But if you mine I have a question. Not to sound weird or anything but do you have facebook? I would like to be friends with you, you are very kind and I have a feeling that we are going to be good friends. (Sorry if its awkward.)
Babynini
  • Babynini
Sorry, I don't give that out :) you are very kind too! good job with math. Study hard!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, okay :) Well thanks anyway!
Babynini
  • Babynini
No problem!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Bye! I might post some other math questions. I hope you can help me with those too. You're very good at math!
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  • anonymous
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