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# Can someone solve this word problem? (Challenge)

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Can someone solve this word problem? Until the high Middle Ages, people in Germany only used honey for sweetening. Since the 19th century, beet has been used as a supplier of sugar. 22 percent of the sugar produced worldwide comes from sugar beet. In 2018, sugar beet was grown in Europe on an area of ​​1, 65 million hectares. A sugar beet has an average sugar content of 17.5% and can weigh up to 1200g. Calculate clearly with an explanation how many tons of sugar were roughly produced in Europe in 2018 if around 6 beets were planted per square meter can be.

Jul 7, 2021

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Hectare = 2. 471 acres =10 000 m2 /hectare

10 000 m^2 / hectare   /  (6 beets / m2  )  * 1.65 x 106 hectare    *   1.200 kg / beet   *  .175   = _____________ kgms sugar

this assumes that the beets are all 1.200 kg   each    (this would be an estimate of the maximum amount of sugar produced )

you will need to convert from kilograms to tons   for your final answer

Jul 7, 2021
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6 beets were planted per square meter

No of beets planted in 165 million hectares

= 6× 165×10^10

= 990×10^10

Average sugar content of sugar beet=.175

Average weight of sugar per beet= 0.175 ×1200

=210 g

Average weight of sugar in planted area of europe= 0.210 ×990 ×10^10

=2079 ×10^10 Kg

=2079 ×10^10 × 0.001102 Tonnes

=2079 ×1102000 Tonnes

=2.29 × 10^9 Tonnes

Thus average weight of sugar in europe = 2.29 × 10^9 Tonnea

Jul 8, 2021