# If eggs are $2.00 a dozen and cost $1.00 per pound, how much does an egg weigh?

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#### Explanation:

If 12 eggs costs

Now 1 pound of eggs will contain:

or:

If 12 eggs costs

Each egg weighs

#### Explanation:

Depending on the level of precision the weights of individual eggs will differ.

Assumption: All the eggs are of the same weight.

Let weight be

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Looking at the units of measurement to give us what we need.

we have

Need to determine

So we need to turn the second one upside down and then multiply:

Target is:

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But 1 dozen eggs is 12

Using the principle as in this example:

Treat

But there are 16 oz in 1 lb

Each egg weighs