Asilkworm winds its cocoon out of one long silk fiber. to make silk thread, 3 to 10 of these silk fibers are unwound from their cocoons and combined into aa single thread with a typical length of 300 yards. choose a reasonable number of silk fibers in a thread write an equation to find the total length of the silk fibersused in 300 yards of the thread
Possible lengths of the silk fibre 'x' are 100, 75, 60, 50 and 30 yards respectively.
Let the length of the silk fiber = x yards.
Let the number of silk fibres = a.
It is given that the silk fibers between 3 to 10 yards are combined to form a silk thread of 300 yards.
So, we get the equation,
So, the possible values of 'a' are 3, 4, 5, 6 an 10.
Thus, the possible lengths of the silk fibre 'x' are 100, 75, 60, 50 and 30 yards respectively.