Mathematics

Question

Marvin made some candles that each weighed 3/4 pound. He shipped them in a box that weighed 3 pounds. The total weight of the box filled with candles was 12 pounds. How many candles did Marvin ship in the box?

2 Answer

  • total weight = 12
    weight of box =3
    12 - 3 = 9 lbs of candles
    So how many times does .75 or 3/4 go into 9? 
    9/.75= 12, so 12 candles were shipped
  • 12 candles were shipped. x × 3/4 = 9 + 3.
    X = 12
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