Math Wizards at Work




Hoist 'Em High!




             Sharon was told by her boss to hoist up a load of cinderblock to the second story of the building under construction.  She asked her boss how much the load of cinderblock weighed.  The boss replied that it weighed 400 lbs plus 1/3 of the total weight.  Scratching her head, Sharon tried to figure out what the boss just said.  Can you figure out the weight of the cinderblocks?






Good Luck!!!!!