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

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

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  12. You're very welcome. :-)

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