jenny5000 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Oct 19, 2012, 12:54 PM
Math word problem
If 1.5 pounds of walnuts cost \$3 what is the price per pound?
 Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508 Uber Member #2 Oct 19, 2012, 01:01 PM
Not for sure, but think 1/2 Pound cost \$1.
Good Luck
 Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972 Pets Expert #3 Oct 19, 2012, 01:03 PM
What did you come up with? What equation do you think would work to find out the answer?
 jenny5000 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1 New Member #4 Oct 19, 2012, 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by Alty
What did you come up with? What equation do you think would work to find out the answer?
Nothing.. Why do you think Im asking?
 jenny5000 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1 New Member #5 Oct 19, 2012, 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by Stratmando
Not for sure, but think 1/2 Pound cost \$1.
Good Luck
Thank you.. Very helpful
 Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972 Pets Expert #6 Oct 19, 2012, 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by jenny5000
Nothing..Why do you think Im asking?
We can't do your homework for you, it's against the rules of this site, and frankly not the moral thing to do either.

Think about the problem, come up with a few equations, post them here. We can look over your work and tell you if you're on the right track, we can help you once you post your work, but we can't, and we won't, do your work for you. This is your homework, not ours, so put in the effort.
 Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972 Pets Expert #7 Oct 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by jenny5000
Yes, it is helpful, that is the answer, but how did he get the answer? You can't just write down "the answer is \$1 for 1/2 a pound", you have to show how you came up with that answer. When you have a test, we won't be there to do it for you. You'll have to know how to get the answer yourself.

So think about the question. 1 1/2 pounds cost \$3. So what would the equation be to figure out that each 1/2 pound costs \$1? And now that you know that each 1/2 pound costs \$1, how much does 1 pound cost?
 Stratmando Posts: 11,188, Reputation: 508 Uber Member #8 Oct 20, 2012, 07:34 AM
1.5__?__3 = .5?

Good Luck

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