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2 months ago

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# at kings super market, clay bought 2 1/4 pounds of tomatoes for $13.50. Gabriella bought 1 1/2 pounds of tomatoes for $6.75 at the local farmer's market. WQho got the better deal

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Gabriella got the better deal. To do this you must find the cost per pound ([tex]\frac{cost}{pounds}[/tex])Clay:First lets make 2 [tex]\frac{1}{4}[/tex] into decimals to make it easier so both numbers can match in form:2 [tex]\frac{1}{4}[/tex] = 2.25cost per pound: Β [tex]\frac{13.50}{2.25}[/tex] ---> 6Gabriella:Again, first lets make 1 [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] into decimals to make it easier so both numbers can match in form: 1 [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] = 1.5cost per pound: Β [tex]\frac{6.75}{1.5}[/tex] ---> 4.50Clay paid $6 per pound of tomatoes while Gabriella only paid $4.50 per pound. This means that Gabriella had a better deal because she paid less.Hope this helped!~Just a girl in love with Shawn Mendes