# The average bee only produces one-eighth teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. Also it takes 60,000 honey bees to produce 100 lb of honey. how much does a teaspoon of honey weigh Express the answer in ounces?

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#### Explanation:

Since we are asked for the answer in ounces, we convert 100lb to ounces.

There are 16 ounces in 1lb, so:

If 60,000 bees produce

If one bee produces

A teaspoon of honey weighs

There is a temptation to use decimals. Rounding off decimals is not as accurate or precise as fractions.

#### Explanation:

Known: 16 oz = 1 pound.

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We require the weight produced by 1 bee so the count of bees in

Lets use a smaller unit of measurement (ounces)

Let the weight of 1 teaspoon's worth of honey be

So