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# How many teaspoons of brine shrimp every day? There are about 125,000 Brine shrimp in 1 pound. A pound contains 96 teaspoons. A seahorse eats 3000 Brine shrimp per day. How many teaspoons of brine shrimp does it eat?

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Answer:[tex]2\frac{38}{125}\ teaspoons[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:we know thatThere are about 125,000 Brine shrimp in 1 pound1 pound contains 96 teaspoonssoThere are about 125,000 Brine shrimp in 96 teaspoonsUsing proportionFind out how many teaspoons of brine shrimp represent 3000 Brine shrimpLet x -----> the number of teaspoons[tex]\frac{96}{125,000}=\frac{x}{3,000}\\\\x=3,000(96)/125,000\\\\x=\frac{288,000}{125,000}\ teaspoons[/tex]Simplify[tex]\frac{288}{125}\ teaspoons[/tex]Convert to mixed number[tex]\frac{288}{125}\ teaspoons=\frac{250}{125}+\frac{38}{125}=2\frac{38}{125}\ teaspoons[/tex]