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A supplier sells 2 1/4 pounds of mulch for every 1 1/3 pounds of gravel. The supplier sells 172 pounds of mulch and gravel combined. How many pounds of each item does the supplier sell?

 Dec 11, 2020
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2 1/4   out of every (2 1/4 + 1/1/3)  pounds is mulch     the rest is gravel

2 1/4 = 9/4              2 1/4 + 1 1/3 = 43/12

 

9/4 / (43/12)=   9/4 * 12/43 = 108/172  = 27/43    is mulch    the rest is gravel

 

27/43 * 172 = ........ # of mulch       the rest is gravel........#

 Dec 11, 2020

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