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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776 # The formula $y=2000x$ converts a weight x in tons to a weight y in pounds. The largest known blue whale weighed 195 tons. Find the weight of the whale in pounds.

The weight of blue whale would be 38,000 pounds.

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## Step 1. Given Information.

The formula $y=2000x$ converts a weight x in tons to a weight y in pounds. The largest known blue whale weighed 19 tons.

## Step 2. Calculation.

To find the weight of blue whale in pounds, we will substitute $x=19$ in our given equation and solve for y as:

$\begin{array}{c}y=2000x\left(\text{Given equation)}\\ y=\text{2000(19)}\left(\text{Substituting}x=19\right)\\ y=\text{38000}\end{array}$

## Step 3. Conclusion.

The weight of blue whale would be 38,000 pounds. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 