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A box contains 12 poles and 7 pieces of net. Each piece of net weighs

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A box contains 12 poles and 7 pieces of net. Each piece of net weighs 0.2 pounds; each pole weighs 1.1 pounds. The box and its contents together weigh 16.25 pounds. How much does the empty box weigh?

(A) 1.2 pounds
(B) 1.65 pounds
(C) 2.75 pounds
(D) 6.15 pounds
(E) 16 pounds
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A box contains 12 poles and 7 pieces of net. Each piece of net weighs 0.2 pounds; each pole weighs 1.1 pounds. The box and its contents together weigh 16.25 pounds. How much does the empty box weigh?

(A) 1.2 pounds
(B) 1.65 pounds
(C) 2.75 pounds
(D) 6.15 pounds
(E) 16 pounds

The weight of the empty box =
(Total weight)-(weight of contents)

Weight of contents in pounds:
12 poles * 1.1 per pole = 13.2
7 nets * 0.2 per net = 1.4
Contents' total weight:
13.2 + 1.4 = 14.6 pounds

Box + contents weigh 16.25 pounds
(Box - contents) = weight of box
16.25 - 14.6 = 1.65 pounds

Answer B

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New post 30 Oct 2017, 07:25
Bunuel wrote:
A box contains 12 poles and 7 pieces of net. Each piece of net weighs 0.2 pounds; each pole weighs 1.1 pounds. The box and its contents together weigh 16.25 pounds. How much does the empty box weigh?

(A) 1.2 pounds
(B) 1.65 pounds
(C) 2.75 pounds
(D) 6.15 pounds
(E) 16 pounds


Total weight of net = 1.4 pounds
Total weight of poles = 13.2 pounds

Total weight of net & poles = 14.6 pounds

Weight of box and contents is 16.25 , so the weight of empty box is 16.25 - 14.60 = 1.65 pounds.

Thus, answer will be (B) 1.65 pounds
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