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the luggage allowance per person on a North American ariline is 3 pieces of luggage each piece of luggage may weigh 70 pounnds Jakes luggage weighs 132 pounds

a)what percentage of the luggage allowance is this?

b) Jake has packer her luggage into a light bag and two heaiver cases the weight of these three are in the ratio 2:4:5

how heavy are each of her two cases?

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Allowance =  3  * 70  =  210 lbs

132  / 210  ≈  62.9%

2 + 4 + 5  =  11......so  there are 11 equal parts of 132

So...each part is  132/11  = 12 lbs

The heaviest case is 5 parts =  5 * 12  =  60 lbs

And the next heaviest case is  4 parts = 4 * 12  =  48  lbs

CPhill  Nov 8, 2017
edited by CPhill  Nov 8, 2017

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