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A polypay sheep produces an average 9.9 pounds of wool annually. This wool is cleaned, spun into yarn and then packaged into skeins of 175 yards of yarn each. One pound of wool makes 12.50 miles of yarn. If farmer Bill has a flock of 150 polypay sheep, to the nearest thousand skeins, how many skeins of yarn is his flock expected to produce in one year?

 Jul 13, 2022
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150 * 9.9 =    1485 lbs

 

1485  x 12.50  =  18562.5 miles of yarn

 

1760  yds in one  mile....so....

 

18562.5 * 1760  =    32670000 yds

 

32760000 /  175    =  186685.7 skeins   ≈   187000 skeins  (to the nearest 1000 )

 

 

 

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 Jul 13, 2022

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