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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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 ... $\displaystyle \frac{9}{12} \times 6.00$ , or figure out each donut costs 50 cents ...
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.
hlf a dollar per donut!
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