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A steel manufacturer combines 98 ounces of iron with 2 ounces of carbo

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A steel manufacturer combines 98 ounces of iron with 2 ounces of carbon to make one sheet of steel. How many ounces of iron were used to manufacture 1/2 of a sheet of steel?

(A) 1
(B) 49
(C) 50
(D) 198
(E) 200

Originally posted by Shrija786 on 17 Jun 2018, 07:59.
Last edited by Bunuel on 17 Jun 2018, 08:31, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 17 Jun 2018, 08:13
Shrija786 wrote:
A steel manufacturer combines 98 ounces of iron with 2 ounces of carbon to make one sheet of steel. How many
ounces of iron were used to manufacture 1/2 of a sheet of steel?
(A) 1
(B) 49
(C) 50
(D) 198
(E) 200


Answer -B
For one sheet, 98 ounces of iron are required.
Thus for 1/2 i.e. 0.5 sheet, 98/2 i.e. 49 ounces of iron are required.
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New post 19 Jun 2018, 03:57
Very easy question. We know that 1 sheet requires 98, so half of sheet will require half of 98 or 49, B
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Re: A steel manufacturer combines 98 ounces of iron with 2 ounces of carbo  [#permalink]

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New post 26 Jun 2018, 04:58
98 ounce of iron was used to make one sheet of steel
to make ½ sheet of steel ½*98 = 49

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