Marina bought 2.6 pounds of salmon at the fish market. The total cost was $38.87. What was the price of the salmon per pound?
The salmon costs
Write out an equation for the total cost. The price per pound multiplied by the number of pounds will give you the total cost.
Rearrange this algebraically to solve for
This leaves us with a new form of the equation.
All we need to do now is substitute in the given information and solve.