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If p pounds of potatoes cost $k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound of potatoes. (A) k/p (B) k/(100p) (C) p/k (D) 100k/p (E) 100p/k _________________ Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 56277 Re: If p pounds of potatoes cost$k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound  [#permalink]

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01 Mar 2018, 23:16
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If p pounds of potatoes cost $k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound of potatoes. (A) k/p (B) k/(100p) (C) p/k (D) 100k/p (E) 100p/k Check other Conversion problems to practice in Special Questions Directory. _________________ Senior PS Moderator Joined: 26 Feb 2016 Posts: 3360 Location: India GPA: 3.12 Re: If p pounds of potatoes cost$k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound  [#permalink]

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02 Mar 2018, 00:36
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If p pounds of potatoes cost $k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound of potatoes. (A) k/p (B) k/(100p) (C) p/k (D) 100k/p (E) 100p/k Since p pounds of potatoes cost$k, they would have cost $100k cents. Therefore, the cost(in cents) of one pound of potatoes is $$\frac{100k}{p}$$ (Option D) _________________ You've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got Target Test Prep Representative Status: Founder & CEO Affiliations: Target Test Prep Joined: 14 Oct 2015 Posts: 6923 Location: United States (CA) Re: If p pounds of potatoes cost$k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound  [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2018, 08:01
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If p pounds of potatoes cost $k, find the cost (in cents) of one pound of potatoes. (A) k/p (B) k/(100p) (C) p/k (D) 100k/p (E) 100p/k Since k dollars = 100k cents, the cost of potatoes per pound in cents is 100k/p. Alternate solution: Since p pounds cost$k, we divide by p, obtaining the result that 1 pound of potatoes costs $k/p. Now, because we want to express this amount in cents, we multiply$k/p by 100 to obtain 100k/p cents for 1 pound of potatoes.

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