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Maths in Work: Producing Fuel from Rapeseed


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Created on 18 November 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

 
Title Producing Fuel from Rapeseed
Organisation Bio-Fuels
 
Overview 
In this clip Lucy interviews Peter, a rapeseed farmer who talks about the process of extracting pure oil from rapeseed for culinary, industrial and fuel uses. The moisture content of the seed is measured at each stage of the processes and finally the filtered oil is stored ready for transportation. Peter discusses the costs and profits of the project. The mathematics involves percentages, decimals, proportion, and money, volume and weight.
 
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Decimals, Money, Percentages, Volume, Weight
 
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