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A year ago, Karen grew some popcorn. She removed kernels from the cob and put them in containers. She had 14 containers each holding 6 pounds 9 1/8 ounces and one container holding 4 pounds 7 3/8 ounces. In all, she had x pounds y ounces of popcorn kernels. If y < 16, what is the value of x + y? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.

 Aug 4, 2022
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14 * 6  =  84 lbs

14 (9 + 1/8) oz  =  127.75 oz  =   127 + 3/4  oz  =  127 + 6/8 oz

 

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4 lbs +   (7 + 3/8) oz   =

 

131 lbs  +  (6/8 + 7 + 3/8) oz  =

 

131 lbs +  ( 7 + (6 + 3) / 8 ) oz  = 

 

131 lbs + (7 + 9/8) oz =

 

131 lbs + ( 7 + 8/8 + 1/8) oz  =

 

131 lbs + ( 7 + 1 + 1/8) oz  =

 

131 lbs + (8 + 1/8) oz =

   x lbs  +     y  oz

 

x + y   =  131  + 8 + 1/8  =   139 + 1/8  =  139 + .125  =  139.125  =  139.1  

 

 

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 Aug 4, 2022

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