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Jill bought 2 cases of computer paper (10 reams per case) on sale for $85.00 for both. The regular rate is: 1 case = $52.50. What was her savings amount on the cost of each ream?

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$1.00 per ream savings

Had she bought it at the regular rate of $52.50 per case (10 reams, remember), the cost would have been $5.25 per ream (52.50 divided by 10).

The savings, therefore, was $5.25 - $4.25 = $1.

Explaination

Jill bought 2 cases (or 20 reams, because a case contained 10 reams) of paper for $85. This means that Jill was able to buy the paper at $4.25 per ream. Had she bought it at the regular rate of $52.50 per case (10 reams, remember), the cost would have been $5.25 per ream (52.50 divided by 10).

The savings, therefore, was $5.25 - $4.25 = $1.

B $0.75 per ream savings

C $0.50 per ream savings

D $1.25 per ream savings

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