2.1 Unit Prices

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• Math Help

Be sure you understand the overall strategy in the solution for Example 6.

• Consumer Suggestion

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• Checkpoint Solution
1. The cost of the ingredients is

The unit price per serving of spaghetti is

2. The cost of 4 restaurant spaghetti meals at \$7.95 each is

So, it would cost more to buy 4 spaghetti dinners at a restaurant than to make them at home.

On average, Americans eat out between 4 and 5 times a week. The point of this example is that eating out costs significantly more than buying raw materials, cooking yourself, and eating at home.

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