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?
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.
Known: 16 oz = 1 pound.
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