# A bag of potatoes weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces cost $2.07. What is the cost of 1 pound of potatoes?

##### 2 Answers

One pound of potatoes cost

#### Explanation:

As one pound is equal to

Now

Hence, one pond of potatoes cost

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Hence, one pound of potatoes cost

Another approach. Really it is the same thing in disguise!

#### Explanation:

To start with this be the same as the other solution. Will very slightly change in the middle. Then end up the same again.

The important thing to remember is that

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Given weight

This is the same as

The cost is

But we need the cost for

Let the unknown cost be

But