Mathematics

Question

A cable repair person has 8.7 meters of wire. Suppose each meter of the wire weighs 2.8 ounces. Find the weight of the wire.

1 Answer

  • Weight of wire of 8.7 meters is 24.36 ounces

    Solution:

    Given that cable repair person has 8.7 meters of wire

    Each meter of the wire weighs 2.8 ounces

    To find: Weight of wire

    From given information,

    weight of 1 meter of wire = 2.8 ounces

    Therefore weight of 8.7 meters of wire is found by multiplying weight of 1 meter of wire by 8.7

    weight of 8.7 meter of wire = weight of 1 meter of wire x 8.7

    weight of 8.7 meter of wire = 2.8 x 8.7 = 24.36

    Therefore weight of wire of 8.7 meters is 24.36 ounces

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