# Pam bought 15 goats and 18 sheep for a total price of $1678. If the cost of all the 15 goats is $750, find the average cost of 1 sheep.

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Pam bought 15 goats and 18 sheep for a total price of $1678. If the cost of all the 15 goats is $750, find the average cost of 1 sheep.

a. $ 50

b. $ 51

c. $ 51.55

d. $ 55

e. None of the above

Thanks

**Correct answer: c (51.55)**

**Explanation:**

**According to the question,**

Total cost of 15 goats and 18 sheep = $1678 …..i

Total average cost of 15 goats = $750 …..ii

∴ The cost of 1 goat = 750/15 = 50.

Hence, the cost of 1 goat = $50 …..iii

Now, the average cost of 18 sheep = 1678 – 750 = 928 …..iv

∴ The average cost of 1 sheep = 928/18 = 51.55

**Hence, the average cost of each of the 18 sheep’s is $51.55.**

**Hence, the correct answer is option c.**

Thanks.