Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - Review Exercises: 19

Answer

Ans: 8 ounces for 4.98 dollars is the best buy.

Work Step by Step

1. 8 ounces for 4.98 Dollars First we try to put the detail in ratio as $\frac{8 ounces}{4.98 Dollars}$ $\approx \frac{1.61 ounces}{1 Dollars}$ 2. 3 ounces for 2.49 Dollars First we try to put the detail in ratio as $\frac{3 ounces}{2.49 Dollars}$ $\approx \frac{1.20 ounces}{1 Dollars}$ 3. 2 ounces for 1.89 Dollars First we try to put the detail in ratio as $\frac{2 ounces}{1.89 Dollars}$ $\approx \frac{1.06ounces}{1 Dollars}$ So compairing All three options option 1. 8 ounces for 4.98 dollars is the best buy.
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