If a donut shop sells a dozen donuts for $6.00, what would the cost of 9 donuts be?

Is a fraction the right way to solve this problem?

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- April 7th 2012, 11:49 AMvaironxxrdBasic Algebra donut questionIf a donut shop sells a dozen donuts for $6.00, what would the cost of 9 donuts be?

Is a fraction the right way to solve this problem? - April 7th 2012, 11:58 AMskeeterRe: Basic Algebra donut question
- April 7th 2012, 02:18 PMHallsofIvyRe: Basic Algebra donut question
Or, note that if a dozen donuts cost $6.00, 6 donuts (half of 12) cost $3.00, and 3 donuts (half of 6) cost $1.50. And 9= 6+ 3.

- April 8th 2012, 12:12 AMblingRe: Basic Algebra donut question
hlf a dollar per donut! :)