A pom-pom manufacturer makes each of its pom-poms with 35% white strands (w), 25% blue strands (b), and 40% red strands (r). If each pom-pom has a total of 80 strands, how many of strands of each color are needed to make a pair of pom-poms? In this activity, you’ll work through this pom-pom problem step by step.

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 02:42 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 02:42 PM

Answer:

28 white strands , 20 blue strands and 32 red strands are needed to make a pair of pom-poms

Step-by-step explanation:

Given :A pom-pom manufacturer makes each of its pom-poms with 35% white strands (w), 25% blue strands (b), and 40% red strands (r).

To Find : If each pom-pom has a total of 80 strands, how many of strands of each color are needed to make a pair of pom-poms?

Solution:

Total Strands = 80

White Strands = 35%

No. of white strands = 35\% \times 80 =\frac{35}{100} \times 80 =28

Blue Strands = 25%

No. of blue strands = 25\% \times 80 =\frac{25}{100} \times 80 =20

Red Strands = 40%

No. of Red strands = 40\% \times 80 =\frac{40}{100} \times 80 =32

Hence 28 white strands , 20 blue strands and 32 red strands are needed to make a pair of pom-poms

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