Best Buy

By: Mia Boles

price tags

(12") 6 pack of softballs- $19.99

(12") 12 pack of softballs- $49.99

Unit Rate

The unit rate of the 6 pack of softballs is $3.33 per softball


The unit rate of the 12 pack of softballs is $4.16 per softball

Step By Step

First you have to find the price of the items you are trying to compare.

Take the price of one of them and divide it by how many of that item there is. That will give you your unit rate.

Unit rate is helpful to calculate because when you find out how much the unit rate is for ONE of the item, you can figure out what is the best buy.

Work

For the first price tag I took $19.99 and divided it by 6.

For the second price tag I took $49.99 and divided it by 12.

When I divided the first price tag I got $3.33 for the unit rate of the 6 pack of softballs.

When i divided the second price tag i got $4.16 for the unit rate of the 12 pack of softballs.


I compared them and found out that the 6 pack of softballs is the best buy because it has the lowest unit rate price.