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February 24th, 2017, 09:18 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0  any help on this?
Recipe calls for 4 cups of sliced almonds. You purchase a 2 pound bag for \$24.20. Each bag contains 9.5 cups of almonds. What is total cost for the almonds? Thank you in advance. Last edited by skipjack; February 24th, 2017 at 11:37 PM. 
February 24th, 2017, 10:46 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 8,787 Thanks: 607  Unclear. Do you mean: what is cost of 4 cups?
Last edited by skipjack; February 24th, 2017 at 11:38 PM. 
February 24th, 2017, 12:21 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 6,557 Thanks: 2148 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
The total cost is \$24.20, but I don't think that's what you mean.

February 25th, 2017, 02:43 AM  #4 
Member Joined: Sep 2016 From: India Posts: 88 Thanks: 30 
If do you mean, what is the cost of 4 cups? Then, calculate the cost of 1 cup almonds: $\dfrac{19}{24.20}=\$0.78$(cost of 1 cup almonds) $0.78\times 4=\$3.14$(cost of 4 cups almond) 
February 25th, 2017, 03:21 AM  #5  
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,440 Thanks: 1200  Quote:
Cost per cup is $\dfrac{\$24.20}{9.5 \text{ cups}} \approx \$2.55$ per cup Last edited by skipjack; February 25th, 2017 at 04:49 AM.  
February 25th, 2017, 04:56 AM  #6 
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Cost of 4 cups of almonds = (4/9.5) * \$24.20 = \$10.19.

February 25th, 2017, 05:24 AM  #7 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 8,787 Thanks: 607 
Teacher who made that up must have been "nuts" ! Just noticed that all problems posted by Tongass are about recipes... 
February 27th, 2017, 02:39 AM  #8 
Member Joined: Sep 2016 From: India Posts: 88 Thanks: 30 
Thanks @skeeter First, we calculate the cost of 1 cup almonds, i.e., $\dfrac{24.20}{9.5}≈\$2.55$ per cup So, cost of 4 cups almonds will be: $\$2.55×4=\$10.20$(cost of 4 cups almonds) 