Question

# Maria bought 3 pounds of ground beef for hamburgers. If the hamburger is sold for $4.19 a pound, calculate the money Maria spent.

- $12.57
- $1.25
- $125.7
- $12.50

Hint:

### In the given question, the quantity of ground beef Maria bought and the price of hamburger per pound is given. We need to find the total money spent by Maria. We can find the required answer by simply multiplying the quantity of beef bought by the price per pound.

## The correct answer is: $12.57

### Step by step solution:

Given,

Number of pounds of ground beef Maria bought = 3

Price of a pound = $4.19

Now, to find the total number of money Maria spent we need to find the product of the pounds of ground beef she bought and the amount of money for a pound.

Therefore, the money spent by Maria = $ 4.19 x 3

= $ 12.57

Thus, option (a) is the correct option.

Another approach to the question could be that we could add $4.19, i.e., the price per pound 3 (pounds of ground meat bought) times.

Thus, the total money spent by Maria = $4.19 +$4.19 + $4.19

= $ 12.57

Thus, option (a) is the correct option.

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Another approach to the question could be that add $8.50, i.e., the money she earns per hour 4.5 times to get the total money she earns.

Therefore, total money she earns on Friday = $8.50 + $8.50 + $8.50 + $8.50 + $(8.50/2) [here er divide the last 8.50 by 2 because the number of hours she worked is 4.5, i.e., four and a half]

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