Practice!

Sample Problem

John put 2 kg 420 g pears and 1 kg 280 g oranges into a basket. The total weight of the basket of fruits was 4 kg 140 g. Find the weight of the empty basket.

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Solution

2 kg 420 g = 2,420 g

1 kg 280 g = 1,280 g

4 kg 140 g = 4,140 g

The weight of the pears and oranges: 2,420 g + 1,280 g = 3,700 g

The weight of the empty basket: 4,140 g - 3,700 g = 440 g