The Shones’ family orchard produces 130 pounds of fruit per tree using traditional farming techniques. They would like to change to biodynamic farming techniques that will increase their crop by 20%. Changing techniques will cost money, but the fruit crop will be larger. Help them decide if they should change by calculating how much they will be able to grow two different ways, using two different scale factors (one multiplier will be greater than one). How many more pounds of fruit per tree will they get? Homework Help ✎
If the Shones' family wants to increase their crop by 20%, what are two ways to calculate their new yield?
Find 20% of their original production and add it to their original total to find the new yield.
Calculate how much 120% of their original production would be.
They will get 26 pounds more per tree.