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Consider the following exam question and student solution. Determine whether the solution is correct. If it is not
correct, write a note to the student explaining why it is wrong and give a correct solution.
ExamQuestion: A candy store sells chocolate for \$7.18 per pound. The piece you want to buy weighs 0.11 pound.
How much will itcost, to the nearest cent? (Neglect salestax.)
StudentSolution: 0.11÷7.18=0.015. It will cost 1.5¢.
A. The students solution is correct.
B. The students solution is incorrect. The students division gives an answer that includes part of a cent. Fractional
cents cannot be used. The correct answer in cents is ——–¢.
C. The student’s solution is incorrect. Thestudent’s division gives an answer whose units are square pounds per
dollar. The desired units are dollars. The correct answer in dollars is \$——.

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