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April 3rd, 2012, 05:18 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 324 Thanks: 0  A real world problem
A truck has 11000 lbs on. Thinking that is a quarter of what I can haul 44000. 22 tons. ¼ of 22 tons is 6 tons. 11000 lbs does not equal 6 tons. How did I gain 1000 lbs?

April 3rd, 2012, 06:32 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: A real world problem
¼ of 22 tons is 5.5 tons = 11000 lbs.

April 3rd, 2012, 06:34 PM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,590 Thanks: 1038  Re: A real world problem Quote:
 
April 3rd, 2012, 09:31 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 324 Thanks: 0  Re: A real world problem
Yes. Thats what that is.

April 3rd, 2012, 11:56 PM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: A real world problem
Be careful...11,000 lbs. of "funny stuff" can get you some serious time! 
April 4th, 2012, 07:06 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,590 Thanks: 1038  Re: A real world problem 

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