Practice!

Sample Problem

5 boxes of sandbags contain 560 pounds worth of sandbags altogether. Each box contains 4 sandbags. How much does each sandbag weigh?

pounds

Solution

Divide the total weight of the sandbags by the number of boxes. This gives you the weight of the sandbags in each box. Then divide that weight by the number of sandbags in each box to get the weight of each sand bag.

Weight of sandbags in each box: 560 pounds ÷ 5 boxes = 112 pounds

Number of sandbags in each box: 4 sandbags

Weight of each sandbag: 112 ÷ 4 = 28 pounds