Are You Sure It’s Fat Free?
Pamela White
MAT 126
Michael Stroper
May 20, 2013

Are You Sure It’s Fat Free?
The question given in this assignment is an eye opener because you would think that the labels on prepackaged items are reliable. How do you know the food is totally fat free as it claims? In society we are going by what is on the box but is it actually true. In the industry they do figures by the wright not by how many calories it has. When industries use there math figures they are not telling the whole truth. People should know how to calculate to know if the prepackaged items are totally fat free. I did notice that most companies are trying change how they process foods to help with the obesity that is going on so rapid in our society. To calculate the fat content is to first get all the information off the box or label. Write down the calories and the how many grams in the protein. First multiply the gram by 4 calories per gram instead of 9 calories per gram, next divide the calories per gram by 100% to get the percentage of calories from the fat content. Breakfast: Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bar

Calories140
Protein6g
How to calculate:
6 times 4 calories per grams=24
Take 24 and divide it by the number of calories 140 to give you= 0.17 Then we take the 0.17 and multiply it by 100% to give you= 17.14% of calories that come from fat.

Are You Sure It’s Fat Free?
Lunch/Snack: Double Stuff Oreo
Calories 140
Protein 1g
How to calculate:
1 times 4 calories per gram=4
Then take 4 and divide it by the number of calories 140 to give you=0.0285 Then take the 0.0285 and multiply it by 100% to give you=2.8571% of calories that come from fat. Dinner: Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli in Tomato and Meat Sauce

Calories220
Protein 7g
How to calculate:
7 times 4 calories per gram=28
Then take 28 and divide it by the number of calories 220 to give you=0.1272 Then take the 0.1272 and multiply it by 100% to give you=12.72% of calories that...

...67= 26.67%
This means that 26.67% of the calories are from fat. Whereas the package states that the percentage is 15%. This is much worse than I was hoping it would be, but I am not at all surprised by this development.
After completing this assignment I much more aware of how careful I need to be when making my food choices. Sometimes I take the convenience of a meal into mind more so than the actual health of it all. It is definitely time for us to start calculating what...

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MAT 540 Week2 Quiz
Question 1
If variable costs increase, but price and fixed costs are held constant, the break even point will decrease.
Question 2
Parameters are known, constant values that are usually coefficients of variables in equations.
Question 3
Probabilistic techniques assume that no uncertainty exists in model parameters.
Question 4
In general, an increase in price increases the break even point...

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Instr: Shenita Talton
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Date : April 7, 2013
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4x-3=3
4x=6
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