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On weekends, Brown is earning 2/3 of a dollar for every candy he sells. If he sells 30 candies, how much will earn?

On weekends, Brown is earning 2/3 of a dollar for every candy he sells. If he sells 30 candies, how much will he earn?

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Andrew M. | Mathematics - Algebra a Specialty / F.I.T. Grad - B.S. w/HonorsMathematics - Algebra a Specialty / F.I....
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two thirds times thirty
 
(2/3)(30) = 2(10) = $20
 
Alternately... as Michael said...
$ per candy = $0.67
 
.67(30) = $20.10
The reason this is different is due to the
rounding of 2/3 when converted to a fraction.
Michael J. | Effective High School STEM Tutor & CUNY Math Peer LeaderEffective High School STEM Tutor & CUNY ...
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2/3 of a dollar is $0.67
 
Use this conversion factor to answer your question
 
1 candy bar sold = $0.67