8.8.1. Probability

In a fruit packaging plant, 23 of the fruit are not suitable for exportation because their size is too small. Find the number of tonnes that can be exported in 28 days given 71 tonnes of fruit are supplied to the factory every day.

• A
1 530.76
tonnes
• B644 tonnes
• C
54.67
tonnes
• D
457.24
tonnes

Example

In a fruit packaging plant, 23 of the fruit are not suitable for exportation because their size is too small. Find the number of tonnes that can be exported in 28 days given 71 tonnes of fruit are supplied to the factory every day.

Solution

Step 1: Find how many tonnes of fruit can be exported each day.

Multiply the number of tonnes of fruit supplied to the factory each day by the percent of the fruit that can be exported.

Since of the fruit are not suitable for exportation, the percent of fruit that can be exported is .

Step 2: To find the amount of fruit that can be exported in 28 days, multiply the number of tonnes of fruit that can be exported in 1 day by 28.

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