# SOLUTION: If the total cost of apples is b cents, what is a general formula for the cost, in cents, of y apples? a. b/xy b. x/by c. xy/b d. by/x e. bx/y The ans

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 Question 140880: If the total cost of apples is b cents, what is a general formula for the cost, in cents, of y apples? a. b/xy b. x/by c. xy/b d. by/x e. bx/y The answer is “D”, but we don’t know why... Answer by stanbon(57387)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If the total cost of apples is b cents, what is a general formula for the cost, in cents, of y apples? a. b/xy b. x/by c. xy/b d. by/x e. bx/y The answer is “D”, but we don’t know why... --------------------------------- The "x" is missing from your posting. It probably says "the total cost of x apples is b cents". ------------- If so, each apple costs b/x cents So y apples costs y(b/x) = by/x cents. ============================ Cheers, Stan H.