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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 99101: PLEASE HELP ME SOLVE THS PROBLEM IF THE TOTAL COST OF X APPLES IS B CENTS, WHAT IS A GENERAL FORMULA FOR THE COSTS, IN CENTS, OF Y APPLES?Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!IF THE TOTAL COST OF X APPLES IS B CENTS, WHAT IS A GENERAL FORMULA FOR THE COSTS, IN CENTS, OF Y APPLES? ---------------------- Each apple cost x/b cents So y apples will cost y(x/b) cents. ------------------------------- You could also do this with a proportion: Let "c" be the cost of y apples. c/y = x/b Multiply both sides by y to get: c = y(x/b) cents ==================== Cheers, Stan H.