Re: If powdered drink mix costs c cents per ounce and p pounds o
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31 Dec 2020, 13:44
To solve such questions, you can't be in too much hurry.
Be careful if you wish to solve it in a maximum of two minutes.
Focus that, the question asks you to find the solution in Dollar, so you have to change the unit cents to Dollars, on the other hand, the amount of changing ounce to pound or pound to ounce anything can be helpful, but look here converting pound to an ounce will give you more benefits because the question asked you to find the Dollar/ounce, so, be cool and simple observation to question can save your time. If necessary take 1 minute and 10 seconds maximum to understand what the question is asking, then solve it smartly focusing on smart conversions of units by one minute or it may extend maximum of 20 seconds, then the total spending time here will be 1 minute 10 second for understanding + 1 minute ( extending maximum 20 seconds) for solving.
Let's solve now,
the answer wants Dollar/ounce, step one is done by understanding the question.
now, 100 cents = $ 1 => c cents => c/100 Dollars
1 pound = 16 ounce, so, P pounds = 16p Ounces
Now, the Cost is = (C/100) / 16p
= 16pc / 100
Again, the sell is = (3 * 16pc) / 100 = 12pc/25