Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.2 Rates - 5.2 Exercises - Page 345: 33


Since \$0.597/battery is less than \$0.624/battery, the single pack is the better buy.

Work Step by Step

If the battery in the single pack lasts 3 times as long, it is the equivalent of 3 batteries. $\frac{1.79}{3 batteries}$ = $\frac{1.79\div3}{3\div3 batteries}$ = $\frac{0.597}{1 battery}$ = 0.597/battery $\frac{4.99}{8 batteries}$ = $\frac{4.99\div8}{8\div8 batteries}$ = $\frac{4.99}{1 battery}$ = 0.624/battery
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