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Problem of the Week
Problem A and Solution
Better Value?


Skyla wants to buy a new outfit. She wants new jeans, a t-shirt, a coat, and a hat. She searches the store flyers and finds the exact same clothing options at three different stores.

Skyla’s grandparents want to send her a store gift card for her birthday to cover the exact cost of her outfit. Which store’s gift card would you recommend for Skyla’s grandparents to purchase?


Let’s calculate the total cost of the items at each store:

We notice that the least amount they would have to pay is \(\$164\). Therefore, if they want to pay the least amount of money, then the gift card should be purchased from Gauss Garb.