A sugar-free powered drink mix sells for $2.99 per can. Each can of the mix contains 50.2 g of powder, which, when added to water, will make 8 quarts of drink. What is the cost of the powdered...

A sugar-free powered drink mix sells for $2.99 per can. Each can of the mix contains 50.2 g of powder, which, when added to water, will make 8 quarts of drink. What is the cost of the powdered drink mix in dollars/lb? (454 g = 1 lb)

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Cost of 1 can = $2.99

Amount of drink mix in a can = 50.2 gm

Cost of drink mix per gram = $2.99/50.2 gm = 59.6 cents/gm.

One lb = 454 gm 

Cost of 454 gm drink mix = 454 gm x 59.6 cents/gm = $27.06/lb

Hope this helps. 

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