Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By skeeter

Math Help - Basic Algebra donut question

  1. #1
    Senior Member vaironxxrd's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2010
    From
    USA
    Posts
    428
    Thanks
    1
    Awards
    1

    Basic Algebra donut question

    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?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    11,866
    Thanks
    640

    Re: Basic Algebra donut question

    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    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?
    yes ... \frac{9}{12} \times 6.00 , or figure out each donut costs 50 cents ...
    Thanks from vaironxxrd
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    15,963
    Thanks
    1631

    Re: 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.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 2012
    From
    quebec
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    1

    Re: Basic Algebra donut question

    hlf a dollar per donut!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Basic algebra question
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 12th 2011, 06:48 PM
  2. Basic algebra question...
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 18th 2010, 04:40 PM
  3. basic algebra formula question
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 9th 2010, 08:41 PM
  4. Basic algebra question, confused
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 3rd 2010, 03:44 PM
  5. Basic Linear Algebra question
    Posted in the Advanced Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 22nd 2009, 05:09 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum