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In Mexico, avocados are 48 pesos per kilogram. What is the cost, in cents, of an avocado that weighs 0.45 lb if the exchange rate is 15 pesos to the dollar?

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In Mexico, avocados are 48 pesos per kilogram. What is the cost, in cents, of an avocado that weighs 0.45 lb if the exchange rate is 15 pesos to the dollar?

 
 
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Step 1

It is known that 1 dollar is 15 pesos, 1 dollar is 100cents and 1 kg is 2.205lb.Given that avocados are 48 pesos per kilo, it weighs 0.45lb and the exchange rate is 15 pesos. Rate of the avocados in dollars is

dollar
1
48 dollar
pesos
48
kg
15pesos 15 kg
3.2 dollars per kilogram
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dollar 1 48 dollar pesos 48 kg 15pesos 15 kg 3.2 dollars per kilogram

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Step 2

Convert the kilograms to lb as,

, dollar
kg
3.2 dollar
3.2
1
2.2lb 2.2 lb
kg
1.45 dollars per lb
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, dollar kg 3.2 dollar 3.2 1 2.2lb 2.2 lb kg 1.45 dollars per lb

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Step 3

Cost is give...

weight rate 0.45 1.45
= $0.6525
65 cents
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weight rate 0.45 1.45 = $0.6525 65 cents

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