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The price of ground coffee beans is d dollars for 8 ounces and each ounce makes c cups of brewed coffee. In terms of c and d, what is the dollar cost of the ground coffee beans required to make 1 cup of brewed coffee?
I think its because because: if you have d dollars for 8 ounces. Then 1 ounce would be And if ONE ounce is needed to make 1 cup of brewed coffee so then
but why is the correct answer ??
Thanks in advance
There is no need to convert units here. Follow me carefully:
8 ounces = d dollars ... (1)
1 ounce = c cups ...(2)
8 ounces = 8c cups ... (3) = multiply eq(2) by 8
d dollars = 8c cups .. (3) and (1)
switch side for clarity:
8c cups = d dollars
1 cup = d/8c dollars (Answer)