Lindsey is buying a pound of cheese and 2 pounds of ham at the deli counter. The cheese is $3.99 per pound and her total cost at the deli counter is $14.97. What is the cost per pound of the ham.

Since we know the price of cheese and the weight you can subtract the cost of the cheese from the total spent 14.97-3.99=10.98

Next, since we know the weight of the ham you can simply divide the remaining total by the weight, 10.98/2=5.49