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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305965584
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4th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305965584
Textbook Problem

Consumerism Which is the more economical purchase, an 18 -ounce box of corn flakes for $ 3.49 or a 24 -ounce box of corn flakes for $ 3.89 ?

To determine

To determine the more economical purchase in one of the two products: 18-ounce box of corn flakes for $3.49 and 24-ounce box of corn flakes for $3.89.

Explanation

Given information: The two products are 18-ounce box of corn flakes for $3.49 and 24-ounce box of corn flakes for $3.89.

Calculation:

There are two cases given from which economical purchase is to be identified.

To do that we should have to calculate the unit rate for both the cases and compare which unit rate is less. The lesser unit rate purchase would be more economical. The unit rate in terms of dollars should be calculated.

Case i: 18-ounce box of corn flakes for $3.49

  3.49 dollars18 ounces

The unit rate is 3.4918=0.194

  =0.194 dollars1 ounce

Thus, the corn flakes rate is 0.194 dollars1 ounce or $0

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