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### HideShow timer Statistics Cheese that costs c cents per ounce costs how many dollars per pound? (16 ounces = 1 pound and 100 cents = 1 dollar)

(A) $$\frac{4c}{25}$$

(B) $$\frac{25c}{4}$$

(C) $$\frac{25}{4c}$$

(D) $$\frac{c}{1600}$$

(E) $$1,600c$$

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Cheese costs C cents for 1 ounce.
So for 16 ounces ( for 1 pound), it costs 16C.
Now 100C = 1 dollar.
Then 16C = X dollar.
Cross multiplying, gives 4C/25.
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Can someone help me understand where Im going wrong and where my understanding is lacking?

if c cents = 100c then
100c = 1 dollar

16 ounces = 1 pound so
1 ounce = 1/16 pounds

Therefore,
100c/1/16 = 100c x 16 = 1600 c?
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aanjumz92 wrote:
Can someone help me understand where Im going wrong and where my understanding is lacking?

if c cents = 100c then
100c = 1 dollar

16 ounces = 1 pound so
1 ounce = 1/16 pounds

Therefore,
100c/1/16 = 100c x 16 = 1600 c?

Hi aanjumz92

C cents/ounce * 16 ounce/ 1 pound * 1 dollar/ 100 cents

This way it ends 16c/100 = 4c/25

I hope this helps out.

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Bunuel wrote:
Cheese that costs c cents per ounce costs how many dollars per pound? (16 ounces = 1 pound and 100 cents = 1 dollar)

(A) $$\frac{4c}{25}$$

(B) $$\frac{25c}{4}$$

(C) $$\frac{25}{4c}$$

(D) $$\frac{c}{1600}$$

(E) $$1,600c$$

Given:
1 cent = 1/100 dollars
1 ounce = 1/16 pounds

$$\frac{c \ \ cents}{1 \ \ ounce} = \frac{c *\frac{1}{100} dollars }{\frac{1}{16} pound} = \frac{4c}{25} dollars/pound$$

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