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A mixture of soil is 57% clay, 39% silt, and 4% sand, measured by weight. If you had 3000 pounds of this soil, how many pounds of clay, silt, and sand would you have?

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nevar

To find the answer all you have to do is multiply each of the percentages by 3000. 57% clay .57 × 3000 = 1,710 lb 39% silt .39 × 3000 = 1,170 lb 4% sand .04 × 3000 = 120 lb Check your answer by adding the weights together. They should add up to 3000. 1710 + 1170 + 120 = 3000 It checks!

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