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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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07 Apr 2012, 22:04
In 1980,

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.
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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

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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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

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