Question

A gravel supplier sells three orders for gravel: one for 3,200 pounds, one for 2,700 pounds , and one for 1,100 pounds. how many tons of gravel does the supplier sell?

1. yenoanh
Unit conversion is a way of converting some common units into another without changing their real value. The tons of gravel that the supplier sells is 3.5 tons.

### What is Unit conversion?

Unit conversion is a way of converting some common units into another without changing their real value. for, example, 1 centimetre is equal to 10 mm, though the real measurement is still the same the units and numerical values have been changed.
Given that A gravel supplier sells three orders for gravel, and the weight of the orders are:
• 3,200 pounds
• 2,700 pounds
• 1,100 pounds
Now, in order to calculate the total gravel that the supplier sells, we need to add the weight of each order together. Therefore, the total gravel that the supplier sells is,
Total gravel = 3,200 pounds + 2,700 pounds + 1,100 pounds
= 7,000 pounds
Further, since 1 ton is equal to 2,000 pounds. Therefore, the total gravel in tons that the seller sells is,
Total gravel = 7,000 pounds
= 7,000/2,000 tons
= 3.5 tons
Hence, the tons of gravel that the supplier sells is 3.5 tons.