# What is the price of one extension cord if Max can buy a package of 6 for $7.26? ##### 1 Answer Nov 28, 2014 Since the cost of one extension cord is unknown, let us assume it to be a certain number $x$. Six extension cords cost$7.26. We can write this as:

Cost of one cord × 6 = $7.26 That is, $x$× $6 = 7.26$$6 x = 7.26$$x = \frac{7.26}{6}$$x = 1.21$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, $n$ number of items cost some amount.

Then, one item would cost

Total cost of $n$ items$/ n$