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Production Math

Weight is an important part of production for ranchers. Their goal is to maximize production, so they keep a close eye on the weights of animals and milk. Help these farmers and ranchers figure out the following problems.

Cow


1. Sue took her cows to the stockyard to be sold. She stopped at a truck weigh station. She drove the truck over the scale. The scale read 16,500 pounds. The truck weighed 10,900 pounds and Sue weighed 100 pounds. How much did the cows weigh?


___________ pounds

2. If there were 5 cows in the truck, approximately how much did each cow weigh?


___________ pounds

3. One dairy cow gives approximately 25 quarts of milk a day. How many quarts will a cow give in a:


week? ____________quarts


month?_____________quarts

4. Tom took his pigs to the stockyard to be sold. He drove over the scale and the scale read 19,420 pounds. The truck weighed 12,940 pounds and Tom weighed 200 pounds. How much did the pigs weigh?


___________ pounds

5. If there were 30 pigs in the truck, approximately how much did each pig weigh?


___________pounds

6. Pigs are excellent mothers and can give birth to a litter of 7 or 8 piglets twice a year. How many piglets could a sow have in:


1 year?___________ piglets


5 years?__________ piglets


10 years?___________piglets



Answers:

1. 5500 pounds
2. 1100 pounds
3. 175 quarts, 700-750 quarts

4. 6280 pounds
5. 209.3 pounds
6. 14-16 piglets, 70-80 piglets, 140-150 piglets

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