# Three pounds of apples cost 87 cents. How much will 5 pounds cost?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 12, 2016

145 cents

#### Explanation:

If 3 pounds cost 87 cents then 1 pound will cost 29 cents

Divide 87by 3

If one pound costs 29 cents the 5 pounds will cost 145 cents.

Multiply 29 by 5

In any problem like this go back to the value of 1 first