Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.14 - Rate, Base, and Part - Exercises - Page 85: 45


The firewood weighs $1,558$ pounds.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $P=BR$ where $P$=part or amount (percentage), $B$=base, and $R$=rate The given problem has: $B= 1640$ pounds $R= 95\%$ Use the formula above to find the weight of the firewood $=1640 \times 95\% \\=1640 \times 0.95 \\=1558$ Thus, the firewood weighs $1,558$ pounds.
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