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You need to buy some chicken for dinner tonight. You found an ad showing that the store across town has it on sale for $2.99 a pound, which is cheaper than your usual neighborhood store, which sells it for $3.39 a pound. Is it worth the extra drive?

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- How much chicken will you be buying? 4 pounds
- How much far are the two stores? My neighborhood store is 2.3 miles away, and takes about 7 minutes. The store across town is 8.7 miles away, and takes about 21 minutes.
- How kind of mileage does your car get? It averages about 19 miles per gallon in the city.
- How many gallons does your car hold? About 16 gallons
- How much is gas? About $3.89/gallon right now.

- Going to the further store is cheaper
- Going to the close store is cheaper

The cheaper option saves you $

Give your answer to the nearest cent.

Step 1

To determine the better option (between the two stores)

Step 2

Work out the cost of 4 pounds of chicken plus the cost of gas in each case. A denotes the store across the town, N denotes the neighbourhood store.

Step 3

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