Posted by Punkie on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:37pm.
The two cereal boxes shown have corresponding edges in a ratio of 2:3. If the smaller box sells for $2.50 and the larger box for $4.00, which is the better buy? Why? What assumption(s) do you have to make when solving the problem? Estimate, then check.
Could someone show me how to solve this? I don't know what formulas to use.

Math  lucy, Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:39pm
what is 1/2  1/2
Im doing modeling subtraction of fractions

Math  Reiny, Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:42pm
hint:
The volumes of the two similar boxes are proportional to the cubes of their corresponding sides.
so the larger box:smaller box = 27:8
so the larger holds over 3 times as much as the smaller.
Now look at the cost.
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