# Math

The rates for Internet use offered by three companies are shown below.
Company A: \$6.00 every 90 minutes of use
Company B: \$2.75 every 45 minutes of use
Company C: \$3.00 for every 60 minutes of use

Which company offers the lowest rate per minute?

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1. What do you think you should do with these pairs of numbers? Add? Subtract? Multiply? Divide?

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posted by Ms. Sue
2. I'm pretty sure that you could either multiply or divide.

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posted by Anonymous
3. Which one will give you reasonable answers?

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posted by Ms. Sue
4. For B, I'd multiply it by 2 to get 90, then mutliply \$2.75 by 2 to get 5.50.

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posted by Anonymous
5. Multiplication works better for me.

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posted by Anonymous
6. But then again, it's asking for the lowest rate per MINUTE.

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posted by Lola
7. Do you mean that you'd pay \$5.50 per minute??
The company only charges \$2.75 for 45 minutes!!

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posted by Ms. Sue
8. Ohh.

Well, know I to divide instead.
Can I take \$5.50 and divide it by 90 to get my answer for B?

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posted by Anonymous
9. So here are my results for all:
Company A: 0.07 c/minute
Company b: 0.06 c/minute
Company C: 0.05 c/minute

So the answer would be C?

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posted by Anonymous
10. Yay! You've got it! :-)

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posted by Ms. Sue
11. Yay! Thank you :D

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posted by Anonymous
12. You're very welcome. :-)

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posted by Ms. Sue

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