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At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long?

A) ​0.5

B) ​48

C) ​50 ​

D) 64 ​

E) 96

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1 foot = 12 inches ..... Hence, according to the Q.......

8 feet or 8*12 inches costs = 300 cents
Hence 1 inches costs = \(\frac{300}{{8*12}}\) cents
Thus 16 inches costs = \(\frac{{300*16}}{{8*12}}\) cents = 50 cents ......Ans C
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At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long?

A) ​0.5

B) ​48

C) ​50 ​

D) 64 ​

E) 96


1 feet = 12inches
8 feet = 96 inches
cost of 1 inches = 3 $; 300 cents/ 96
cost of 16 inches
300* 16/ 96 = 50
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Bunuel wrote:
At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long?

A) ​0.5

B) ​48

C) ​50 ​

D) 64 ​

E) 96


We know 8 - feet = 12*8 = 96 inches

$3.00 = 100*3 = 300 cents

\(\frac{96}{300}\) = \(\frac{16}{X}\)

X = 50 cents

Hence (C)

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