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1. Here is the question:

A company makes boxes of cereal.
A box usually contains 150 grams of cereal

Here are two options for a special offer

Option A
25% of the actual price
Usual amount of cereal

or

Option B
30% more cereal
Usual price

Which option is the better value for the customer? You must show your working.
2. (Original post by theBranicAc)
Here is the question:

A company makes boxes of cereal.
A box usually contains 150 grams of cereal

Here are two options for a special offer

Option A
25% of the actual price
Usual amount of cereal

or

Option B
30% more cereal
Usual price

Which option is the better value for the customer? You must show your working.
Is there a price given ?
3. Say the usual price is £10 (hypothetical)

You can have Option B, 195g for £10 sooo..... 195g/1000p = 0.195g/p

Or Option A. 150g for £2.50 sooo.... 150/250 = 0.6g/p

So option A is better. This may not be the correct way of working it out but option A should be correct
4. (Original post by k1234j)
Is there a price given ?
nope thats the question
5. you would just say "let x be £100" to justify the statement
Say the usual price is £10 (hypothetical)

You can have Option B, 195g for £10 sooo..... 195g/1000p = 0.195g/p

Or Option A. 150g for £2.50 sooo.... 150/250 = 0.6g/p

So option A is better. This may not be the correct way of working it out but option A should be correct
this is how i worked it out

for option A, the ratio would be 150:75%
for option B, the ratio would be 195:100%

therefore solving for 1%, A would be be 2g:1%
and B would be 1.95g:1%

assumsing 1% stands for £1, therefore B would be cheaper

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