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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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:45pm
We'll be glad to critique your answers.

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**rosalie danenberg**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:49pm
thanks.

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**rosalie danenberg**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:52pm
24 caculators for 264.00

no

i don't understand C

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**Allyson**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:55pm
For C, if you found an item that has more in it, say you get a liter of soda, when you could also buy the smaller bottles of soda, would you just buy the smaller bottles to save money, cause if you put them into a 2 liter bottle, it would equal the same amount, just a more easier, lower price of doing it.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 5:59pm
I recently bought a printer at a small shop that I probably could have bought for less at Best Buy. But I wanted the good service I've experienced at the small shop.

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**rosalie danenberg**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:04pm
okie thanks for the help.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:09pm
You're welcome.

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