# Math help, my son needs help? 10 points best answer?

He is in 4th Grade, I am terrible in math, yesterday he had a party but he failed to mention his homework thats worth half his grade, HE IS FAILING, passing this will help him pass, the teacher said its a " Act of charity", please help, he is going in late and he has 1 hour, please 10 POINTS!

Fresh Meat 75,000 lbs

Fresh Fish 11,000 lbs

Salt & dried fish 4,000 lbs

Bacon and Ham 7,500 lbs

Poultry and game 25,000 lbs

Fresh Eggs 40,000

Sausages 2,500 lbs

Net tonnage: 24,900 tons

Fresh Milk 1,500 gal

Fresh Cream 1,200 qts

Condensed Milk 600 gals

Lifeboat Total Rated Capacity: 1,178 persons

Personal floatation devices: 3560 life jackets and 49 life buoys

Fuel requirement: 825 tons of coal per day

Water consumption: 14,000 gallons of fresh water per day

Top Speed: 23 knots

Staterooms: 840.The Titanic was designed to hold 32 lifeboats, though only 20 were on board; White Star management was concerned that too many boats would sully the aesthetic beauty of the ship.

1.) How many tons of meat (fresh meat and fish, salt and dried fish, poultry and game, bacon, ham and sausages) were aboard the ship?

2.) How many pounds was the net tonnage?

3.) How many pounds of coal were used per day?

4.) How many quarts of fresh milk, fresh cream and condensed milk were present?

5.) How many additional 30′ life boats should have been on board to avoid this catastrophe?

NO BEST ANSWER!! WRON ANSWER YOU FAIL!!

1) add up the pounds and divide by 2000 lbs per ton.

2) a ton is 2,000 pounds: 24,900 tons x 2,000 lbs/ton = 49,8000,000 lbs or 4.98 x 10^7 lbs

3) the answer is on the page: 825 tons : convert this to pounds using the ratio 2000lbs per ton.

4) the answer is on the page, sorta: You have to convert gallons to quarts and add up:

1500galx 4q/gal + 1200 qts + 600galx 4q/gal = 9600 qts

there are 4 quarts per gallon.

5) we don’t know how many people were onboard, so we can’t find out how many boats were needed. we also don’t know how many people a single boat holds.

1.) add up all the meat to get a total sum in pounds.

then you divide your answer by 2000 (there are 2000 lbs in a ton)

2.)the net tonnage is 24,900 so you need to multiply that by 2000 to get the total number of pounds overall

3.)the answer is already given: Fuel requirement: 825 tons of

coal per day

4.)For this question, you need to know the conversion from gallons to quarts. there are 4 quarts in 1 gallon.

we have 1500 gallons of milk, so multiply that by 4. (now you have the number of quarts of milk)

you already know that there is 1200 quarts of fresh cream present.

multiply 600 by 4 (this will give you the number of quarts of condensed milk)

5.)The number of passengers on the Titanic were 2224. the life boats were able to save 1178 people. That leaves 1046 people without a life boat.

If 20 life boats can hold 1178 people, then 1 boat could hold 59 people.

That means there needed to be 18 more life boats in order to hold everyone.

References :Wow. I feel no sympathy. Do better next time. If he is failing, that means you should’ve been on top of this situation a while ago. The fact that you let it get to this point means you need to change your tactic on how you discipline your son. He is only in 4th grade – you have the power to change he work attitude. It is not like he is in high school when it gets a lot harder to control him.

References :I’m not going to provide the answers, but I will help you and your son with the method. Most of these just involve understanding the question and then doing a conversion, if needed.

PROBLEM 1:

The question is asking for the amount of food in tons, not counting eggs. Since they are in lbs, you can add them up and convert them to tons afterwards.

Add up the numbers to get the total amount of food in lbs.

75000 + 11000 + … + 25,000 + 2500 = ?? lbs.

Then divide by 2000 (lbs in a ton) to get the amount in tons.

?? lbs / 2000 = ??? tons

PROBLEM 2:

You have the net tonnage (24,900) but you need it in lbs. The conversion factor is 1 U.S. ton = 2000 lbs.

Since there are 2000 lbs in a U.S. ton, you would multiply 24,900 by 2000.

24900 x 2000 = ?? lbs.

PROBLEM 3:

Again multiply the number of tons of coal (825 tons) by 2000 to get lbs.

825 x 2000 = ?? lbs.

PROBLEM 4:

This is asking for the amount of milk, cream and condensed milk, but in quarts. The conversion factor is 1 gallon = 4 quarts. Two of the amounts are in gallons and will need to be converted to quarts by multiplying.

1500 x 4 + 1200 + 600 x 4 = ??? quarts

PROBLEM 5:

This one is a little vague given there is no mention of the number of people on board. Is this piece of information left out?

Instead, I’ll assume it is a simple subtraction. If they were supposed to have 32 boats on board, but they had 20 boats, they should need…

32 – 20 = ?? more boats

References :1) add up the pounds and divide by 2000 lbs per ton.

2) a ton is 2,000 pounds: 24,900 tons x 2,000 lbs/ton = 49,8000,000 lbs or 4.98 x 10^7 lbs

3) the answer is on the page: 825 tons : convert this to pounds using the ratio 2000lbs per ton.

4) the answer is on the page, sorta: You have to convert gallons to quarts and add up:

1500galx 4q/gal + 1200 qts + 600galx 4q/gal = 9600 qts

there are 4 quarts per gallon.

5) we don’t know how many people were onboard, so we can’t find out how many boats were needed. we also don’t know how many people a single boat holds.

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