Medicine is packed in boxes, each weighing 4 kg 500 g, how many such boxes can be loaded in a van which cannot carry beyond 800 kg?
The question is based on the concept of division.
Answer: 177 such boxes can be loaded into the van.
Let's solve the problem.
The weight of each box = 4kg 500g = 4 x 1000 + 500 = 4000 + 500 = 4500 g
The maximum load that the van can carry = 800kg = 800 x 1000 = 8,00,000 g
So, the total number of boxes = Total weight/weight of each box = 8,00,000 / 4500 = 177.78
Since the number of boxes cannot be a decimal, the maximum number of boxes that the van can carry is 177.