# Thread: 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? 2. ## Re: Basic Algebra donut question Originally Posted by vaironxxrd 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 ...

3. ## 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.

4. ## Re: Basic Algebra donut question

hlf a dollar per donut!