# [Uregent!] Weights (kg - Tonnes)

• Mar 13th 2009, 02:27 AM
Nec87
[Urgent!] Weights Question... (kg - Tonnes)
Basically its rather simple to exmplain, getting the answer is the hard part!!! but i do request urgent help!

I know the following information:

The total number of Pallets = 572
The weight of the pallet = 18 kg /each

There is 90,428 boxes
The weight of a box = 20g /box

So my question is,
From the following information how can i work out in tonnes how much cardboard (boxes) have been used?!?

But the tricky part is, i know the answer is a rounded number of 3!

I need to know how we got to that answer...

Thank you,

Nec. x
• Mar 13th 2009, 02:33 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nec87
Basically its rather simple, but i do request urgent help!

tonne = metric ton = 1000 kg

CB
• Mar 13th 2009, 02:33 AM
1tonne= 1000kg
• Mar 13th 2009, 03:17 AM
Nec87
To:

I think you both read this post when i hadn't finished positing it, and i click the Submit Button! (Rofl)

Regards,

Nec x
• Mar 13th 2009, 03:34 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nec87
Basically its rather simple to exmplain, getting the answer is the hard part!!! but i do request urgent help!

I know the following information:

The total number of Pallets = 572
The weight of the pallet = 18 kg /each

There is 90,428 boxes
The weight of a box = 20g /box

So my question is,
From the following information how can i work out in tonnes how much cardboard (boxes) have been used?!?

But the tricky part is, i know the answer is a rounded number of 3!

I need to know how we got to that answer...

Thank you,

Nec. x

Please post the question exactly as it is asked and don't omit the detail we need to make sense of your question.

CB
• Mar 13th 2009, 03:44 AM
Nec87
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
Please post the question exactly as it is asked and don't omit the detail we need to make sense of your question.

CB

Hmm ok.

Question: The tonnes of paper (cardboard) that has been used is 3 tonnes (rounded down). Using the following information below, how can you acheive this answer.

Total Volume 1,897,500
Ave. Pallet Volume 30
Number of Pallets 572
Number of Boxes 90,428

TYPE Average Weight

Boxes 20 g / Box
Pallets 18 Kgs each (45k/Pallet)
Wrap 1 Kg / Pallet

This is the exact thing.

Nec.