# Can you solve this equasion for me? No, its not homework.?

Question:How many gallons of peanut butter do Americans munch through a in an average lifetime?
83% of Americans munch through peanut butter
There are 296,483,000 Americans (1995)
The avg American eats 3 lbs per year (according to Skippy facts)
A gallon of peanut butter weigh 7 lbs.
The avg lifespan of Americans is 77.6 years

Just wondering, am trying to figure it out very soon and would like to compare answers.

Here is what I did:

1) Find total number of Americans consumption peanut butter = 0.83 x 296,483,000 = 246,080,890

2) Find the total gallons that these 246,080,890 Americans eats per year = 246,080,890 x (3/7) = 105,463,238.6 gallons

3) Find the lifetime consumption = 105,463,238.6 x 77.6 = 8,183,947,315 gallons.

This is the total energy time consumption of all Americans. If ask for an average American, next just divide by 296,483,000 = 27.6034 gallons.

For an average American, the total energy time consumption of peanut butter is = 0.83 x(3/7) x 77.6 = 27.6034 gallons

33.2 gal. w/ a remainder of 4. i did this on paper Not w/ a calculator.

this is the avg amount of peanutbutter 1 human being consumes in a lifetime (83/100) * 296483000 * (3/7) * 77.6 = 8.18 x 10^9 gallons

83% = 83/100

3/7 : I am converting 3lbs to gallons Sounds to me close to a homework problem I had a few days ago.

33.2 gal. w/ a remainder of 4. i did this on paper Not w/ a calculator.

this is the avg amount of peanutbutter 1 being consumes in a lifetime (83/100) * 296483000 * (3/7) * 77.6 = 8.18 x 10^9 gallons

83% = 83/100

3/7 : I am converting 3lbs to gallons Sounds to me close to a homework problem I had a few days ago.

296,483,000 (Americans) x 77.6 (years) x 3 (pounds of PB) / 7 (lbs per gal) = American life consumption of PB within gallons.

OR 296,483,000 x 77.6 x 3 / 7 = 9,860,177,486 (almost 10 billion)

Now 83% = 83/100 = X / 9,860,177,486

So if you cross multiple you get

9,860,177,486 x 83 = 100x

OR 818,394,731,300 = 100x

Divide respectively side by 100 for value of x

8,183,947,313 = x

American munch through approximately 8 billion gallons of peanut butter in an average lifetime.

Are you thinking of giving Skippy somewhat competition???? answer...

number of americans eating PB = 8% x 296,483,000 = 246,080,890

(gallons of PB eat per year) 246,080,890 x 3/7 = 105,463,238.6 gallons of PB

lifetime consumption = 105,463,238.6 x 77.6 = 8,183,947,315 gallons of PB

8,183,947,315 / 296,483,000 = 27.60342858

28 gallons of PB eaten for an average american.

existence time consumption of peanut butter for an average american = 83% x3/7 x 77.6 = 27.60342858 gallons of PB

why not eat it, Peanut butter (and peanuts) do not contain any cholesterol, are 25 per cent protein, contain vitamin E, which is dutiful for circulation, and B vitamin,.