A baked potato provides an average of 31 mg of vitamin C. If 5.0 lb. of potatoes has 15 potatoes, how many milligrams of vitamin C are provided per pound of potatoes?

1 Answer
May 15, 2018

Answer:

#93# miligrams

Explanation:

If #5# pounds of potatoes are equal to #15# potatoes, then a pound of potatoes is equal to #15/5=3# potatoes.

So, the total vitamin #C# in a pound of potatoes is equal to:

#(31 \ "mg")/(color(red)cancelcolor(black)"potato")*(3color(red)cancelcolor(black)"potatoes")/("pound")=93 \ "mg/pound"#