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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
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3rd Edition
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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203
Chapter 3, Problem 3.18P
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A community of 25,000 people wants to initiate public garbage collection. If the collection is to be once a week, what size truck would the community need? (Note: Available truck sizes are 10, 14, 16, and 20 cubic yards.)

To determine

The size of the truck that the community needs.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The total population in the community is 25,000 .

The collection is done once a week.

The available truck sizes are 10 , 14 , 16, and 20 cubic yards.

Calculation:

Assume, the waste generation per person is 2kg/day .

The density of the waste is 150kg/m3 .

Write the equation to calculate the volume of the waste.

V=Wd ...... (I)

Here, the volume of the waste is V , the total weight of waste generated in one week is W, and the density of the waste is d .

Calculate the total weight of the waste generated in one week.

25,000×22kg/day×7day=350,000kg

Calculate the volume of the waste

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