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Question from Mayra:

If 18 cubic yards= 25 tons and it's $28.00 per yard how much is it a ton. I need help please a refresher on my algebra. Thank you

Hi Mayra,

18 cubic yards weight 25 tons so 1 cubic yard weighs $\frac{25}{18}$ tons.

The cost is $\$28.00$ for one cubic yard so that's $\$28.00$ for $\frac{25}{18}$ tons.

In other words it costs $28.00 \times \frac{18}{25}$ dollars for $\frac{18}{25} \times \frac{25}{18}$ tons which is $\$20.16$ for 1 ton.

I hope this helps,

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