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The weight of a box of chocolates is 2.2 pounds. After taking out 3/4 of the chocolates, the remaining chocolates and the box weigh 0.7 pounds. What is weight of the box and the weight of the chocolates before any chocolates were taken out?

byanbarradas  Apr 23, 2015

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The weight of a box of chocolates is 2.2 pounds. After taking out 3/4 of the chocolates, the remaining chocolates and the box weigh 0.7 pounds. What is weight of the box and the weight of the chocolates before any chocolates were taken out?

B+C= 2.2

B+0.25C=0.7

subtract

0.75C=1.5

C=1.5/0.75 = 2 lbs

The chocs weigh 2 lbs and the box weighs  0.2lbs

Melody  Apr 24, 2015
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dude, just learn the beyonce rule

TitaniumRome  Apr 23, 2015
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The weight of a box of chocolates is 2.2 pounds. After taking out 3/4 of the chocolates, the remaining chocolates and the box weigh 0.7 pounds. What is weight of the box and the weight of the chocolates before any chocolates were taken out?

B+C= 2.2

B+0.25C=0.7

subtract

0.75C=1.5

C=1.5/0.75 = 2 lbs

The chocs weigh 2 lbs and the box weighs  0.2lbs

Melody  Apr 24, 2015

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