# What is the price of one extension cord if Max can buy a package of 6 for $7.26?

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Nov 28, 2014

Since the cost of one extension cord is unknown, let us assume it to be a certain number

Six extension cords cost $7.26. We can write this as:

Cost of one cord × 6 = $7.26

That is,

Therefore, we can conclude that **one** extension cord costs **$1.21.**

I think it's useful to remember that if you're given the cost of a certain number of things, you can find out the cost of one of those things by dividing by the number of total number of things.

Say,

Then, one item would cost

Total cost of