# If you can buy 3 lbs of apples for $7.20, how many pounds of apples can you buy if you have $12.00?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 13, 2017

You can buy 5 lbs of apples for $12.00

#### Explanation:

We can solve this by writing the ratio:

3 is to 7.20 as x is to 12.00 or 3:7.20 -> x:12.00

Writing this as an equation gives:

We can solve for