# Thread: more help on proportions

1. ## more help on proportions

a merchant buys b boxes of tea at a total cost of $c. all the boxes are emptied and use to exactly fill x packets of tea each having a weight of w grams 1 how much tea in kilograms does the merchant buys 2 whats is the weight in kilograms of tes in each of the original boxes 3 how much has the tea in each packet cost the merchant note 1kilogram=1000grams 2. Originally Posted by sjallim a merchant buys b boxes of tea at a total cost of$c. all the boxes are emptied and use to exactly fill x packets of tea each having a weight of w grams

1 how much tea in kilograms does the merchant buys
2 whats is the weight in kilograms of tes in each of the original boxes
3 how much has the tea in each packet cost the merchant

note 1kilogram=1000grams
How can you calculate specific values when it's not given any value of b,c,x and w?

General formula can be shown but you are asking for exact values.

3. ## Orielly

Can I Atleast Get The General Formula

4. Originally Posted by sjallim
Can I Atleast Get The General Formula
Ok.

1) x*w = total grams (total kilograms = total grams/1000)
2) (x*w)/b = total grams per box (total kilograms = total grams/1000)
3) x/c = total cost of one tea packet