Brad owns a piece of property where hundreds of maple trees grow.
Each spring he collects maple sap from the trees through a process called
"tapping". Tubes running out of tiny holes drilled in the maple trees
bring sap to large stainless steel containers. The collected sap
is boiled down into maple syrup. Boiling removes water from the sap
through evaporation. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon
Brad sells his maple syrup at local grocery stores and farmer's markets.
He charges $7.00 per quart.
In order to cover his expenses for the year, Brad must make at least $500.
If Brad collects 400 gallons of sap, how much will he make by selling the
syrup for $7.00 per quart?
Gallons of Gallons of Quarts of
______ X $7.00=________
Will Brad be able to cover his expenses?
much money will he make or lose?________________
on the tree for the answer.