Hey everybody! Hopefully this is the right section ,if not im terribly sorry and feel free to remove it. I'll keep this short and sweet as best as i can. So anyways somebody in the kitchen I work for got some product for a family event and asked me to calculate how much it would cost him for each piece of product. So anyways this is basically what he took and I just want to know what the right formula is because i've tried different ways and got different numbers. Employee took: 7oz spicy pecans 14 oz of a vinaigrette 10.5 oz cabbage Now the order form I'm following says: one kg of spicy pecans is $23.92 $4.01/litre $0.43/lb So could anybody help me out? Sorry again if this is the wrong section. I know the first thing is to convert the two numbers into the same measurements so all into oz's or all into kgs, etc... Thanks in advance!

I'll bite I'm assuming the 4.01/l is for the vinaigrette and the 0.41/lb is for the cabbage 2.204 lbs per kg $10.85 per pound $0.62 per oz $4.34 worth the pecans 1L is 0.264 gal 128oz is 1 gal 33.79oz is 0.264 gal $0.12 per oz $1.68 of vinaigrette 16oz per lb $0.28 of cabbage

Thank you and no your assumption was correct. Mind giving me the math forumla so i can study and get it down? thanks

This sounds suspiciously like a homework assignment /img/vbsmilies/smilies/laser.gifbut we'll assume it isn't /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif You're approach is fundamentally correct, get everything into the same unit system. Select the system, US or Metric Convert amounts and prices to a single system. A. 7 oz pecans X ??g/oz = nn grams of pecans; $23.92/1Kg X nn grams of pecans = $aa/serving of pecans B. 14 floz X ??mL/floz = bb mL vinaigrette; $4.01/L X bb mL = $cc/serving of vinaigrette and so forth. Don't forget to convert Kg to grams, L to mL, etc.

Thanks that explains it a little better and no its not a homework assignment...just trying to figure out this, food cost and labour. Am I getting something wrong cause i'm getting a diferent price for the pecans? My math I did was: 7 oz X 28.3495(how many g fit into an oz) = 198.4465grams 23.92/1000 x 198.4465grams = 4.74684028

Possibly: $23.92/1Kg = $0.02392/g 7 ounces X 28.3495231 g/oz = 198.45 g 198.45 g X $0.02392/g = $4.75 Looking at it another way: $23.92/1Kg X 1Kg/2.2 lbs = $10.873/lb $10.873/lb X 1 lb/16 oz = $0.6795/oz $0.6795/oz X 7 oz = $4.76

I did all of mine on my phone, so chances are I mistyped a number or didn't round the right decimal place or something in my rush

This is not homework. This is for my job. Why am I asking here instead of a person in managment? because I was off and needed it done by the morning.