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    The answer to the question is 16, can someone explain to me how?
    'A machine makes 48 bolts every hour.
    The machine makes bolts 7.5 hours each day, on 5 days of the week.
    The bolts are packed into boxes. Each box holds 30 bolts.
    How many boxes are needed for all the bolts made each week?'
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    To know how many boxes are needed each week you first need to work out how many bolts are made in a week.

    48 (bolts per hour) x 7.5 (hours per day) = 360 (bolts per day)
    360 (bolts per day) x 5 (days per week) = 1800 (bolts per week)

    Each box holds 30 bolts. So, 1800 / 30 = 60

    Therefore I get 60 boxes are needed. But you say the answer is 16... hmmmm
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    (Original post by SmilingWombat)
    To know how many boxes are needed each week you first need to work out how many bolts are made in a week.

    48 (bolts per hour) x 7.5 (hours per day) = 360 (bolts per day)
    360 (bolts per day) x 5 (days per week) = 1800 (bolts per week)

    Each box holds 30 bolts. So, 1800 / 30 = 60

    Therefore I get 60 boxes are needed. But you say the answer is 16... hmmmm
    Dammit! I am terribly sorry, the answer is 60 - you're right. My apologies, I was looking at the wrong answer to the question in my revision workbook.
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    (Original post by BT144)
    Dammit! I am terribly sorry, the answer is 60 - you're right. My apologies, I was looking at the wrong answer to the question in my revision workbook.
    No problem, hope that helped then
 
 
 
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