## Medicine is packed in boxes, each weighing 4 kg 500g. How many such boxes can be loaded in a van which cannot carry beyond 800 kg?

To find out how many boxes of medicine can be loaded in a van that cannot carry beyond 800 kg, you need to divide the maximum weight the van can carry by the weight of each box.

1 box of medicine weighs 4 kg 500 g. First, convert 500 g to kg (1 kg = 1000 g):

500 g = 500 g / 1000 g/kg = 0.5 kg

So, 1 box of medicine weighs 4 kg + 0.5 kg = 4.5 kg.

Now, calculate how many boxes can be loaded:

Number of boxes = Maximum weight the van can carry / Weight of each box Number of boxes = 800 kg / 4.5 kg/box

Number of boxes ≈ 177.78 boxes

Since you cannot have a fraction of a box, you can load a maximum of 177 boxes of medicine in the van.

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