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In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer?

(A) 3/11
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/9
(D) 5/9
(E) 3/5
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100 % = $0.7 thus, 44.4 % = (0.7 / 100)* 44.4 ( < 0.5) Hence only B and C prevail. Since C is closer to 0.5 than B (0.333) hence C it is. _________________ Visit -- http://www.sustainable-sphere.com/ Promote Green Business,Sustainable Living and Green Earth !! Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 36566 Followers: 7079 Kudos [?]: 93180 [6] , given: 10553 In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Apr 2012, 00:29 6 This post received KUDOS Expert's post boomtangboy wrote: In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer? (A) 3/11 (B) 1/3 (C) 4/9 (D) 5/9 (E) 3/5 Since we are dealing with percents only no need to use$0.7 at all.

In 1980 44.4% of the cost to the consumer went to the farmer. Now, 44.4% is a little less than 1/2, so the answer must be 4/9 (basically the questions asks to transform 44.4% into a fraction).

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In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer?

(A) 3/11
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/9
(D) 5/9
(E) 3/5
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It can help to memorize basic fraction conversions for situations just like this. For instance:

Since 1/9 = 0.111 = 11.1% ==> 4/9 = 0.444 = 44.4% went to the Farmer.

Therefore, C is the correct choice. 4/9
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