a family uses 12.5lb of paper in a week and recycles about 3/4 of its waste. how many pounds of paper does the family recycle?

When solving a problem like this, start by having two of the same types of numbers to work with (either both in fractions or both in decimals).

Let's make 3/4 into 0.75

Let's make 3/4 into 0.75

Then multiply 12.5 and 0.75 = 9.375 lbs of waste.

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