## Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Review of Basic Operations - Exercise - Page 10: 54

60 bales

#### Work Step by Step

We have to find the number of bales in 15 tons. First we convert tons to pounds: 15 tons * 2000 lb/ton=30000 lb We know that a bale of cotton weighs 500 pounds. So we divide the weight in pounds by 500: Number of bales=$\frac{30000 \ \mathrm{lb}}{500 \mathrm{\ lb/bale}} = 60\ \mathrm{bales}$

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