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what is the total in pounds of re plums

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last year bob's ordered 14 1/2 pounds of plums. This year the market plans to order 1 1/4 times as many pds of plums then last year. They want  2/5 of this order to be red plums. What is the total amount in pds. of red plums the market plans to order this year. Write anser mixed number.

Apr 12th, 2015

last year order = 14 1/2 = 29/2

order this year = 1 1/4 * 29/2 = 5/4 * 29/2 = 145/8 = 18 1/8 plums

red plums of this order = 2/5 * 145/8 = 290/40 = 29/4 = 7 1/4 pounds

So the red plums are 7 1/4 pounds.

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