Posted by Lilly on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:26am.
a 50 pound bag of glossy coat horse feed cost $23.50. A 25 pound bag cost $15.50. How much money per pound would you save by buying the bag with the lower unit price?

math  jai, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:31am
you have to solve for amount per pound of each:
23.5/50 = ?
15.5/25 = ?
then subtract the answers you got to get the amount per pound that can be saved by buying the lower unit price.
hope this helps. :)

math  Lilly, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:42am
4oes 23.5/50 = 0.47;

math  jai, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:44am
right. :)
how about 15.5/25 = ?

math  Lilly, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:45am
0.62?

math  jai, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:46am
right. :)
now, subtract them to get amount per pound that can be saved.

math  Lilly, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:47am
0.14 punds?

math  Lilly, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:48am
0.15*

math  jai, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:50am
right. :)
but since it's amount per pound, the units must be in dollars/pound.
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 Programming  using c++ write a program that accepts the unit weight of a bag of...
 Math  A 5pound bag of potatoes costs$3.40 what is the cost per pound
 William James middle  A 5 pound bag of peanuts is on sale for $9.30.itcis going...
 PreCalculus  The cost of sending a package overnight is $14.40 for the first ...
 Math  Abby can buy an 8 pound bag dog of food for $7.40 or a 4 pound bag of the...
 consumer math  Jim paid $3.99 for a 14ounce bag of cookies. What was the unit ...
 consumer math  Guy paid $3.59 for a 10ounce bag of cookies. What was the unit...
 mathematics  Jim paid $3.99 for a 14ounce bag of cookies. What was the unit ...
 fin 200  Healthy food, sell 50pound bags of grapes to the military for $10.00 ...
 6 grade math  Erin buys a bag of peanuts that weighs of 3/4 of a pound. Later ...
More Related Questions