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 December 2nd, 2016, 06:33 AM #1 Member   Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 math problem If I purchased 5 pounds of smoked sharp cheddar cheese for $28, how much would 1 quart of grated cheese cost? Any help would be appreciated. Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 09:24 AM.  December 2nd, 2016, 07:17 AM #2 Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,771 Thanks: 1426 a quart is a measure of volume ... pounds is a measure of weight. volume and weight do not measure the same thing. you would need to know the weight-density of grated cheese in lbs per unit volume (fluid ounce) to answer this question. a volume (fluid) ounce$\ne$a weight (avoirdupois) ounce. reference the attached link ... converting ounces to ounces Thanks from topsquark  December 2nd, 2016, 07:25 AM #3 Member Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 That sounds good. I found that grated cheddar is 1cup = 3 oz I'll try to punch in those numbers. Thank you! Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 09:26 AM.  December 2nd, 2016, 07:31 AM #4 Member Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 Ok, so would I divide "as purchased cost" by unit cost which would be by 5 pounds or 80 oz? And where do I plug in the 32 oz for the quart? I am just not sure how to set up the problem? Any help would be sweet. Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 09:26 AM.  December 2nd, 2016, 07:58 AM #5 Member Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 I got it, I divided 28 by 80 oz and got .35 oz I then did the bridge method from 1 qt to oz and plugged in the 1 cup equals 3 oz which is, 12 12 oz x .35 = 4.20 I think that is correct. Any confirmations? Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 09:27 AM.  December 2nd, 2016, 08:40 AM #6 Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,771 Thanks: 1426 \$4.20 for 12 weight ounces is correct Thanks from tongass
 December 6th, 2016, 03:07 AM #7 Banned Camp   Joined: Nov 2016 From: St. Louis, Missouri Posts: 28 Thanks: 4 Math Focus: arithmetic, fractions Divide 28 by five. You should come up with 5 and 3/5. One pound of your cheese will cost \$5.60 Thanks from tongass

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