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Homework Help: algebra1

Posted by rosalie danenberg on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:35pm.

Lisa wants to purchase calculators. At one store, she can buy a set of 5 calculators for $80.00, or she can buy 24 calculators for $264.00 at another store.


a) Which store provides Lisa with a better buy?

b) Is it possible that there could be a circumstance where it would make more sense for Lisa to purchase the calculators at the store which did not provide the better buy?

c) Provide an example of some item that you have found varies in unit price depending upon the quantity you buy. For this item, would you always take advantage of a lower unit price? If not, explain why not.

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