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The United States Mint reported at the end of 2006 that the unit cost of producing and distributing a penny was 1.21 c. What percent of the value of a penny is this cost? What can you conclude about the cost of making pennies?
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Algebra 1 (HELP PLEASE!!) 
Damon,
(1.21/1.00)100 = 121 %
It costs more to make it than it is worth.