A recipe calls for 8 ounces of black beans or red beans. The cheapest option to buy and use would be

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.A recipe calls for 8 ounces of black beans or red beans. The cheapest option to buy and use would be

`_________`

.Detailed Explanation

Choice (one 8-ounce can of red beans at 1.49) is the cheapest option. Calculate each answer option and compare:

Choice (two 4-ounce cans of black beans at 0.79 each): 2 x 0.79 = 1.58.

Choice (one 8-ounce can of red beans at 1.49): 1.49.

Choice (two 3-ounce cans of black beans at 0.59 each): Two 3-ounce cans don’t equal 8 ounces, so this answer can’t be correct.

Choice (three 3-ounce cans of red beans at 0.65 each): 3 x 0.65 = 1.95.

Choice (two 4-ounce cans of black beans at 0.79 each): 2 x 0.79 = 1.58.

Choice (one 8-ounce can of red beans at 1.49): 1.49.

Choice (two 3-ounce cans of black beans at 0.59 each): Two 3-ounce cans don’t equal 8 ounces, so this answer can’t be correct.

Choice (three 3-ounce cans of red beans at 0.65 each): 3 x 0.65 = 1.95.