Harold bought 3 pounds of red apples and 42 pounds of green apples from Blue Star Grocery, where both kinds of apples are s17s a pound. How much did Harold spend on apples?

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2018

Answer:

Harold spend #$7.65# on apples.

Explanation:

So if I'm reading this question right, both kinds of apples cost #$0.17# cent a pound then you need to multiply it in two equations or just one question.

First Method:

Red Apples - #0.17*3=0.51#
Green Apples - #0.17*42=7.14#

Total Cost - #7.14+0.51=7.65#

Second Method

You could of added the pounds of red apples with green apples as they cost the same amount of per pound so

#42+3=45#

So there is 45 pounds of apples together that cost the same price per pound which is #0.17# so we can multiply this by 45 like this:

#0.17*45#

Our final answer gives us #7.65# the same answer as the first method of doing it.