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It's rumored that in 1976, Elvis consumed three times his body weight

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It's rumored that in 1976, Elvis consumed three times his body weight in peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If Elvis's body weight in 1976 was 250 pounds, and if peanut butter and banana sandwich weighs four ounces, then how many such sandwiches did Elvis consume in 1976? (1 pound = 16 ounces)

1. 750

2. 1000

3. 1500

4. 3000

5. 4000

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It's rumored that in 1976, Elvis consumed three times his body weight in peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If Elvis's body weight in 1976 was 250 pounds, and if peanut butter and banana sandwich weighs four ounces, then how many such sandwiches did Elvis consume in 1976? (1 pound = 16 ounces)

1. 750

2. 1000

3. 1500

4. 3000

5. 4000


3 times his body weight => 3*250*16 (in ounces)
according to question-
3*250*16 = n *4
n= 3000
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AkshdeepS wrote:
It's rumored that in 1976, Elvis consumed three times his body weight in peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If Elvis's body weight in 1976 was 250 pounds, and if peanut butter and banana sandwich weighs four ounces, then how many such sandwiches did Elvis consume in 1976? (1 pound = 16 ounces)

1. 750

2. 1000

3. 1500

4. 3000

5. 4000


Elvis's body weight in 1976 was 250 lb = 250*16 oz
3 times Elvis's body weight in 1976 was = 250*16*3 oz
Hence number of s/w(s) = (250*16*3)/4 =3000...............Ans D
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AkshdeepS wrote:
It's rumored that in 1976, Elvis consumed three times his body weight in peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If Elvis's body weight in 1976 was 250 pounds, and if peanut butter and banana sandwich weighs four ounces, then how many such sandwiches did Elvis consume in 1976? (1 pound = 16 ounces)

1. 750

2. 1000

3. 1500

4. 3000

5. 4000


Elvis consumed (250 x 16 x 3)/4 = 250 x 4 x 3 = 3000 sandwiches.

Answer: D
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