Video: Solving Word Problems Involving Ratios

If a tennis ball weighs the same as 15 pieces of candy, and an orange weighs the same as 2 tennis balls, determine how many pieces of candy would weigh the same as an orange.

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If a tennis ball weighs the same as 15 pieces of candy, and an orange weighs the same as two tennis balls. Determine how many pieces of candy would weigh the same as an orange.

We’re told in the question that one tennis ball weighs the same as 15 pieces of candy. This would mean that two tennis balls would weigh the same as 30 pieces of candy as 15 multiplied by two is equal to 30.

We were also told in the question that one orange weighs the same as two tennis balls. As two tennis balls weigh the same as 30 pieces of candy, this means that one orange must also weigh the same as 30 pieces of candy.

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