Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapters 1-7 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 529: 14

Answer

The package of 27 is the best buy.

Work Step by Step

To find the best buy compute the price per diaper for each package. Divide the package price by the number of diapers. $\frac{11.71\ dollars}{1\ pkg}\times\frac{1pkg}{27 diaper}=\frac{11.71\ dollars}{27\ diaper}=\frac{11.71\ dollars\div27}{27\ diaper\div27}=\frac{0.43\ dollars}{1\ diaper}$ $\frac{19.98\ dollars}{1\ pkg}\times\frac{1pkg}{31 diaper}=\frac{19.98\ dollars}{31\ diaper}=\frac{19.98\ dollars\div31}{31\ diaper\div31}=\frac{0.64\ dollars}{1\ diaper}$ $\frac{29.99\ dollars}{1\ pkg}\times\frac{1pkg}{56 diaper}=\frac{29.99\ dollars}{56\ diaper}=\frac{29.99\ dollars\div56}{56\ diaper\div56}=\frac{0.54\ dollars}{1\ diaper}$
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