Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Rates of Reaction - Review Exercises: 10

Answer

$\frac{4}{3}$

Work Step by Step

We can write the given ratio as a fraction and then simplify in lowest terms. Since 1 ton has 2000 pounds, we can write 1 ton as $(1\times2000)=2000$ pounds. $\frac{2000pounds}{1500pounds}$ Since both the denominator and numerator have the same unit, we can divide out the common unit. $\frac{2000}{1500}=\frac{2000\div500}{1500\div500}=\frac{4}{3}$
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