Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 1 - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - 1.3 Problem Solving - Exercise Set 1.3: 55


I have to buy 2 kg potatoes from a grocery. I know that the price of 10 Kg potatoes is 20 dollars. How much money do I need to carry with me?

Work Step by Step

1. Understand the problem Cost of 10 Kg potatoes = 20 potaoes to be bought = 2 Kg 2. Devise a Plan Find out the unit cost of the potato, that is cost of potato per Kg, then we can multiply it with 2 to find out the cost of 2 Kg potato. 3. Carry out the plan cost of 1 Kg Potato = 20/10 = 2 dollar cost of 2 Kg Potato = 2 x 2 = 4 dollar So, I need to carry 4 dollar with me. 4. Look back and check the solution cost of 10 Kg potato = 2 x 10 = 20 dollar
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