A riding stable manager is planning a nutritional diet for 6 horses. The manager knows it takes 15,000 a day to feed one horse. The cost of 1000 calories of horse feed is $0.15. What is an expression for the total cost of feeding (h)horses? Explain why your expression will give you total cost. Use a number for (h) as you explain your expression.
The expression will give us the total cost because it is equal to the cost of feeding one horse times the number of horses (h). For example, to feed 6 horses, the cost would be $2.25*6, which equals $13.5
$2.25 is the cost to feed one horse because 15,000 needed each day divided by 1000 calories for $0.15, times the $0.15 equals $2.25 (I wish I could eat 3 meals a day for that little)