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Math 8
P.O.W. #6
Name: _____________________________
Due Date: November 15, 2013
Directions: Show ALL work to receive full credit!
1) A gallon of whole milk at the grocery costs $3.79. The price paid to a farmer for every 100
pounds of milk is $19. One gallon of milk weighs 8.6 pounds.
How much does a farmer get paid for each gallon of milk produced?
What percent of the retail price of a gallon of milk does the dairy farmer get paid?
2) Finndale Farms has 660 mature cows, each eating 61 lbs of corn daily. They also have 500
heifers, each eating 15 lbs. of corn daily. The average corn yields are 16 tons of corn silage per
a. How many tons of corn do the cows and heifers eat in one year?
How many acres of corn silage will be needed to feed the entire herd of cattle at Finndale farms
for the whole year? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.
3) How many gallons of milk are produced each day if the milk truck driver measures 39,500 lbs of
milk on the calibration chart? (1 gallon = 8.6 lbs)