Which is a better buy — 400 g of biscuits costing $2.98, or a pack of biscuits with 400 g + 25% extra, costing $3.28?

Guest Oct 18, 2017

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Let \(A\) be the first pack of 400g, and \(B\) be the second pack of 400g+25%.

First, we calculate the total weight of pack \(B\) with the 25%:

\(400g*25\%=100g\)

\(400g+100g=500g\) in total

Then, we calculate the unit price (price per gram) for each pack: \(unitPrice={price\over quantity}\)

A). \({\$2.98\over400g}=\$0.00745\)

B). \({\$3.28\over500g}=\$0.00656\)

As we can clearly see, the unit price of \(A\) is greater than the unit price of \(B\), therefore pack \(B\) is a better buy, but only by a fraction of a cent!

Mathhemathh
Oct 18, 2017