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The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams) A.$0.30
B. $0.83 C.$1.20
D. $3.00 E.$3.33
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27 May 2006, 09:38
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You are right...

How did you get that? for some reason, I got 0.83...

kilograms of substance in one capsule = 600/10^6

Cost of substance in one capsule = 500* (600/10^6)
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Easy one.

1kg cost $500 10^6 mg cost$500
600mg cost 500*600/10^6 = 0.30
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Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Oct 2006, 10:59 The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs$500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

$.30$.83
$1.20$3.00
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The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs $500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)$.30 $.83$1.20 $3.00$3.33

what is the cost of 600 milligrams given cost of one killogram is 500

10^6 / 600 = 1/6 *10^4 = number of capsules in one killogram

500 / (1/6 *10^4) = 30 * 10^-2 = 3/10 = 0.3
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Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Oct 2006, 13:42 1 This post received KUDOS 1 This post was BOOKMARKED The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs$500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

$.30$.83
$1.20$3.00
$3.33 10^6 / 10^3 = 1000mg 500/10^3 = 500/1000 = 0.5 can stop here, we know 1000mg = 0.5$
so must be A

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Find the cost per mg, and multiply that by 600mg…

1kg = 1*10^6 mg. Cost per kg = $500. Therefore cost per mg =$500/10^6 = $5/10^4 . Multiply this by 600 to get cost per 600mg = (5/10^4)*(6*10^2) = 30*10^-2 = 0.3 GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 15466 Followers: 649 Kudos [?]: 209 [0], given: 0 Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost$500 [#permalink]

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Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Nov 2014, 04:13 kuristar wrote: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost$500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

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$$Answer = \frac{500 * 600}{10^6} = \frac{3}{10} = 0.3$$

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Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Jan 2016, 04:43 1 This post was BOOKMARKED kuristar wrote: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost$500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

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Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 May 2017, 19:44 500/(10^6)=$0.0005/mg

0.0005*600=0.3
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