Enter the total cost and the total quantity of any variable “X” into the calculator to determine the cost per x.

## Cost Per “X” Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per “X”.

CPX = TC / Q “X”

• Where CPX is the cost per variable X ($/X) • TC is the total cost ($)
• Q”X” is the quantity of the variable X

To calculate the cost per X of any variable, divide the total cost by the quantity of the variable.

## What is Cost Per “X”?

Definition:

Cost Per X describes the cost of something per unit of an X variable. This X variable can be anything from units, to pounds, to days.

## How to Calculate Cost Per “X”?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per “X”.

First, determine the X variable. In this example, the X variable is pounds.

Next, determine the total cost of the item. In this example, the item costs $325.00.. Next, determine the weight of the item in pounds since that is what the X variable is. For this problem, the weight is 10 pounds. Finally, calculate the cost per X using the formula above: CPX = TC / Q “X” CPX =$325.00 / 10

CPX = \$32.50 / X