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A grocery sells apples $1.79/lb. How much will it cost to buy 250 oz worth of apples.

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channing97 | Valedictorian

Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM via web

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A grocery sells apples $1.79/lb. How much will it cost to buy 250 oz worth of apples.

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lfryerda | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted December 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM (Answer #1)

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To find the cost of 250 oz of apples, we need to convert the ounces to pounds then multiply by the cost of the apples in pounds.  There are 16 ounces in one pound.

This means that 250 oz = 250/16 = 15.625 pounds.

The cost is then 15.625 x 1.79 = 27.97

The cost of the apples is $27.97.

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