Fat Free World

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Candice Weiss
January 11, 2013
Mathematics in Our World
Farhad Abrishamkar
“Are you sure it’s Fat Free?”

Mathematics in Our World
Introduction
Have you ever wondered whether you’re being lied to when it says 97 % fat free? In this paper we will discuss the steps you can take in order to discover the true fat and protein content for the everyday items that you use. I will show the formulas that I used to come up with the conclusion to this everyday problem.

Mathematics in Our World
The three items I choose to use are Mac and Cheese, Ramen Noodles, and Bacon. The information I used in my formula is as follows:
Mac and Cheese:
3.5 g of fat in a 7.25 oz. box
10 g of protein in 7.25 oz. box
260 calories in a 7.25 oz. box

Ramen Noodles:
7 g of fat in a 3 oz. package
5 g of protein in a 3 oz. package
190 calories in a 3 oz. package

Bacon:
6 g of fat in a 12 oz. package
6 g of protein in a 12 oz. package
80 calories in a 12 oz. package

Mathematics in Our World
The formula that I used to come up with the fat content and protein content of each item is as follows: Mac and Cheese:
3.5 X 9 = 31.5 calories
31.5 / 260 (total calories) x 100% = 12.11% calories come from fat 10 x 4 = 40 calories
40/ 260 x 100% =15.34 calories come from protein

Ramen Noodles:
7 x 9 = 63 calories
63 / 190 x 100% = 33.15 calories come from fat
5 x 4 = 20 calories
20 / 190 x 100% = 10.52 calories come from protein

Bacon:
6 x 9 = 54 calories
54 / 80 x 100 % = 67.5 calories come from fat
6 x 4 = 24 calories
24 / 80 x 100 % = 30 calories comes from protein

Mathematics in Our World
Conclusion
I decided to use the equations that I did because the made the most mathematical sense to me. I have learned a lot about what food actually contains in regard to fat and protein content. I plan on using this method in the real world when I shop to find food that doesn’t just appear healthy, but food that is actually healthy for us. The companies...
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