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?

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**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. :)

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

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**jai**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:44am
right. :)

how about 15.5/25 = ?

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

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**jai**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:46am
right. :)

now, subtract them to get amount per pound that can be saved.

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

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

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**jai**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:50am
right. :)

but since it's amount per pound, the units must be in dollars/pound.

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