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    Pencils and cents

    If p perncils cost c cents how many pencils can be purchased for d dollars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    If p perncils cost c cents how many pencils can be purchased for d dollars?
    Think of this in terms of units; we need to convert d dollars into pencils. Now, we know how to convert cents to pencils: c cents = p pencils. So:

    d dollars x (100 cents/1 dollar) x (p pencils/c cents) = 100dp/c pencils.

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