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Asked Jan 17, 2019

What is 28 pounds of recyclable trash in a barrel of 52 pounds of trash?

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Step 1

We can express 28 pounds of recyclable trash in a barrel of 52 pounds of trash as fraction or as percentage. 

In fraction it becomes 28 pounds/52 pounds = 28/52. Canceling out a factor of 4 we get, 28 pounds/52 pounds = 28/52 = 7/13.

Step 2

To express it in percentage, we multiply the fraction...

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