# Mika has a 50 meter roll of copper wire that weighs 7.5 kilograms. Approximately how many meters of wire will be in a new shipment that weighs 502.5 kilograms?

Jan 12, 2018

There are $3350$ meters of copper wire in the new shipment.

#### Explanation:

First, divide $502.5$ by $7.5$ to determine how many rolls of copper wire are in the new shipment.

$\frac{502.5}{7.5} = 67$ rolls

Finally, now knowing that there are 67 rolls in the shipment, multiply 67 by 50 to determine the total number of meters.

$67 \cdot 50 = 3350$ meters

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