# Finding actual price

1. Nov 18, 2005

An 8 lbs. roast beef cost $2.79/lb. The edible portion is 65%. What is the actual price of the roast.? This is what i did 1lb cost$2.79, so 8lbs cost $22.32. Am i correct, this will be the actual price right. What do i need to do with 65%. Please help. 2. Nov 18, 2005 ### andrewchang find the cost that you paid for the roast beef, and find how much of that 8lb roast beef was edible. 3. Nov 18, 2005 ### Astronuc ### Staff: Mentor Please do not do multiple posts of a problem. 4. Nov 19, 2005 ### jacy I didn't do multiple posts of any problems. I am not aware of it. Please let me know where did i do multiple posts. 5. Nov 20, 2005 ### jacy Thanks, am comming up with actual price of$22.32. Am i correct,plz let me know, thanks.

6. Nov 20, 2005

### andrewchang

well, the amount of edible roast beef is 0.65 * 8 lb

so then you would take the price you paid and divide it by the amount that's edible to find the cost per pound. your answer isnt exactly correct