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Supporting America's Chocolate Habit

The average American eats just over 12 pounds of chocolate each year.

It takes 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.

Each cacao tree produces about two thousand pods per year, with each mature pod containing about 40 cacao beans.

Question: Considering the entire population of the United States, how many cacao beans, caco pods, and caco trees are needed to support the chocolate cravings of just Americans?