 # Problem of the Week Problem A and Solution Better Value?

## Problem

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.

• Noether’s Nook has the jeans for $$\59$$, the t-shirt on sale for $$\15$$, the coat for
$$\82$$, and the hat for $$\16$$.

• Gauss Garb has the exact same jeans for $$\42$$, the t-shirt for $$\27$$, the coat for $$\76$$, and the hat for $$\19$$.

• Hypatia’s Hidden Gems has the jeans for $$\51$$, the t-shirt for $$\23$$, the coat for
$$\94$$, and the hat on sale for $$\14$$.

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? ## Solution

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

• Noether’s Nook: $$59 + 15 + 82 + 16 = \172$$

• Gauss Garb: $$42 + 27 + 76 + 19 = \164$$

• Hypatia’s Hidden Gems: $$51 + 23 + 94 + 14 = \182$$

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.