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 August 6th, 2015, 02:39 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2012 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 please help (a) Chau bought 7 pounds of sugar for $4 . How many pounds of sugar did he get per dollar? (b) It takes 85 pounds of seed to completely plant a 12 -acre field. How many acres can be planted per pound of seed? August 6th, 2015, 02:47 PM #2 Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 3,044 Thanks: 1627 Quote:  Originally Posted by smb43432 (a) Chau bought 7 pounds of sugar for$4 . How many pounds of sugar did he get per dollar? (b) It takes 85 pounds of seed to completely plant a 12 -acre field. How many acres can be planted per pound of seed?
(a) what arithmetic operation do you think should be used to get pounds per dollar (lbs/dollar) ?

(b) same idea, except you want acres per pound ...

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