The United States has an approximate population of
3.3 x 10^8people. Each person in the Unitd States
consumes an average of about 14.000 grams of rice
Brazil has an approximate population 2.1 x 10^8
people. Each person in Brazil consumes an average of
about 5 x 10^4 grams per year.
How many times as many grams of rice does each
person consume an average in Brazil as in the United
States> Round your answer to the nearest tenth.
Using proportions, it is found that each person consumes 3.57 times as many rice in Brazil and they do in the United States.
What is a proportion?
A proportion is a fraction of a total amount.
In this problem, we have that:
- The rate in Brazil is of .
- The rate in the United States is of .
Hence, the rate between the consumption in Brazil and in the United States is given by:
Each person consumes 3.57 times as many rice in Brazil and they do in the United States.
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