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The average high school student generates about 2 kg of garbage every day.

a) How much garbage does a high school student generate a month?

b) How much garbage does a high school of 800 students generate in one year?

c) A high school generates 14 000 kg of garbage every week. About how many students are in the high school?

d)  Are the answers to the above questions exact answers or estimates?

 

 Sep 28, 2020
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A    assuming 30 days/month       30 days/month  x   2 kg /day   = ...........  kg/month

B     800 students    *   2kg / student-day   x 365 day/yr = ...........   kg / yr

C     14 000  kg/wk   *   1 wk/7day  *  1 student / 2 kg /day   =  ...........students

D     'The average high school student generates about 2 kg of garbage every day.'     Estimate

 Sep 28, 2020
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I don't understand part c

 Sep 28, 2020
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14000 / (7*2) = 1000 students

 

14000 / 7 =  kg  per day = 2000 kg per day

 

2000 kg / day      /   2kg/ student-day = 1000 students  = 1000 students

 Sep 28, 2020

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