# Math question?

You have 140 pounds and 8 ounces of steak to serve 78 people, how many total ounces will each person get (assuming everyone will get the EXACT same amount of steak)?

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1 pound = 16 ounces 140 pounds 8 ounces = 140(16)+8 = 2248 ounces 2248 ------- = 28.820512820512820512820512820513 ounces 78 Each person will get exactly 28.820512820512820512820512820513 ounces of steak............ANS

Anonymous

140 pounds and 8 ounces = 140.5 lbs. Divide that by 78. Multiply by 16 to get ounces. That's a lot of steak per person.

Captain Matticus, LandPiratesInc

(140 * 16 + 8) / 78 => (70 * 16 + 4) / 39 => 4 * (70 * 4 + 1) / 39 => 4 * 281 / 39 => 1124 / 39 40 goes into 1124 about 28 times, so we can estimate 39 * 30 = 1170 39 * 28 = 39 * 30 - 39 * 2 = 1170 - 78 = 1092 1124 - 1092 => 32 28 and 32/39 ounces per person

Anonymous

16 ounces to a lb (140 times 16 plus 8) divided by 78

Krishnamurthy

You have 140 pounds and 8 ounces of steak to serve 78 people, how many total ounces will each person get (assuming everyone will get the EXACT same amount of steak)? 2248/78 = 28.82 ounces