Greg needs to buy plastic spoons. Brand A has a box of 25 spoons for $1.99 . Brand B has a box of 42 spoons for $3.89 . Find the unit price for each brand. Then state which brand is the better buy based on the unit price. Round your answers to the nearest cent.

Accepted Solution

To find the price per spoon of brand A, divide the cost by the amount of spoons:

1.99 / 25 = 0.0796

Repeat this process for brand B:

3.89 / 42 = 0.0926

Brand A, at $0.08 a unit, is the better buy of brands A and B.

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