Mathematics

Question

A farmer examines a sample of 25 cartons of eggs and finds that 3 contain cracked eggs what is the best prediction of the number of cartons with cracked eggs in a delivery with 500 cartons?

1 Answer

  • To answer this item, we use the concept of ratio and proportion wherein the ratio of the baseline for the number of cartons of eggs and the number of cracked eggs will be the same with the second set of data.
              25 cartons / 3 cracked eggs = 500 cartons / x cracked eggs
    The value of x from the equation is 60. 
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