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From an 18-pound cut of meat, Mr. Rand cuts off steaks weighting 1 pound 15 ounces, 3 1/8 pounds, and 4 1/2 pounds. He divides up the rest into 9-ounces patties and sells them at 3 for $3.12. How much money does he receive for the patties? Jul 8, 2021 Best Answer #1 +1 First you can subtract the parts Mr. Rand cut off which is $$18 - 1\frac{15}{16} - 3\frac{1}{8} - 4\frac{1}{2} = 8\frac{7}{16}$$ pounds left because 16 ounces make up a pound. After dividing it by $$\frac{9}{16}$$ we get $$\frac{135}{16} \div \frac{9}{16} = \frac{135}{16} \times \frac{16}{9} = 15$$ patties. Dividing 15 by 3 we get 5 packs of 3 patties for$3.12, so $$3.12 \times 5 = \boxed{\15.60}$$

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edited by Firebolt  Jul 8, 2021

First you can subtract the parts Mr. Rand cut off which is $$18 - 1\frac{15}{16} - 3\frac{1}{8} - 4\frac{1}{2} = 8\frac{7}{16}$$ pounds left because 16 ounces make up a pound. After dividing it by $$\frac{9}{16}$$ we get $$\frac{135}{16} \div \frac{9}{16} = \frac{135}{16} \times \frac{16}{9} = 15$$ patties. Dividing 15 by 3 we get 5 packs of 3 patties for \$3.12, so $$3.12 \times 5 = \boxed{\15.60}$$