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# Candy Sale

The following task involves several steps, but they are out of order. Arrange them so that a person who follows the steps exactly can perform the task:

Chocolate truffles cost $5 per pound for the first 5 pounds, and only $3 per pound for any amount beyond the first 5 pounds. How would you compute the cost of any given amount of truffles?

a) Multiply by 5.

b) Multiply by 3.

c) If the amount is over 5 pounds, skip the next two statements.

d) Write the result, which is the price in dollars.

e) Subtract 5 from the weight in pounds.

f) Skip the next three statements.

g) Add 25.

Chocolate truffles cost $5 per pound for the first 5 pounds, and only $3 per pound for any amount beyond the first 5 pounds. How would you compute the cost of any given amount of truffles?

a) Multiply by 5.

b) Multiply by 3.

c) If the amount is over 5 pounds, skip the next two statements.

d) Write the result, which is the price in dollars.

e) Subtract 5 from the weight in pounds.

f) Skip the next three statements.

g) Add 25.

### Answer

c) If the amount is over 5 pounds, skip the next two statements.a) Multiply by 5.

f) Skip the next three statements.

e) Subtract 5 from the weight in pounds.

b) Multiply by 3.

g) Add 25.

d) Write the result, which is the price in dollars.

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